Question: How Do I Encourage My Trumpet Vines To Bloom?
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Based upon research, it seems that getting your Trumpet Vine to bloom can be a bit of a challenge. See below for some tips to help encourage yours to bloom!
- Trumpet vines need lots of light, between 8-10 hours daily. They need plenty of sunlight. If located in a partial shade area, move to a full sun spot.
- This type of vine requires a good number of years before blooming, up to 10 if grown from seed. They can be notoriously slow to bloom!
- Use the right kind of fertilizer: A slow release one high in phosphorus, or bone meal will encourage blooms. Using one high in nitrogen will encourage leaf growth instead. If your trumpet vine is planted near the lawn, it could be absorbing nitrogen fertilizer from that area.
- Don’t over water.
- Prune in winter or early spring, as it blooms come from new growth each year. Then cut extra growth, then prune the main and side shoots back to 1/3rd of the original length. Sometimes pruning a mature vine back will help encourage flowering.
So no promises, but hopefully these quick tips will help get your blooming next spring and summer!
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