Top Questions About Hummingbird Vine Plants

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Questions About Hummingbird Vine Plants

Asked by
bleat on
September 30, 2012

Q. How Do I Get My Hummingbird Vine to Blossom?

I’ve had it for two years. It vines very well but no flowers. I live in Mn. I have sandy soil. I used sheep manure for fertilizer.I took your advice,gave it bone meal, still no flowers. Now what?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 1, 2012
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You may be lacking phosphorus, especially with the addiion of sheep manure which has a higher nitrogen content. If there is a lack of phosphorus in the soil, plants will have little to no blooms. You can either use a phosphorus rich fertilizer or add some bone meal to the soil.

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Asked by
nica02 on
June 6, 2013

Q. Some Leaves Dying

Why are some of the leaves on my hummingbird vine dying? Not all the leaves, just some and they are all new and on the same branches.   This is a new plant for me since I have never had the room before to grow one, so I don’t know some of the habits of this plant. Thank you, Patricia

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
June 7, 2013
A.

If you are talking about Campsis, this article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/rose-bush-diseases.htm

And if it is Campsis, don't worry, it's bullet proof, really.
If it isn't, there's another vine called Cypress. This this is an article for that plant:
http://www.hummingbird-guide.com/hummingbird-vine.html

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Asked by
TennesseeSam on
October 19, 2014

Q. What plant do we have?

We have a plant growing side-by-side with and, in fact, intertwined with a hummingbird vine. Difference is, the leaves are similar to gingko, the blossoms are bright yellow, and it has produced long skinny seed pods, 9 or 10 inches long, and curved. Any idea what we have??

Answered by
Heather on
October 27, 2014
Certified Expert
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Would it be possible for you to send us a photo? You can send it to questions@gardeningknowhow.com. Maybe with a picture we could ID it.

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Asked by
nalesc on
May 31, 2015

Q. how long does it take for a hummingbird vine to bloom

I planted a hummingbird vine 4 yrs ago. The vine is very healthy and aggressive, but has not bloomed one flower in the 4 yrs. Is there anything that needs to be done to help it bloom?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 31, 2015
Certified Expert
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One possibility is that the plant may be receiving too much nitrogen from lawn fertilizer.
If you think this could be the case, avoid fertilizing the lawn within 10ft of the vine.

If you don't think this is an issue, I would suggest adding a slow release high in phosphorous fertilizer in early spring.
This could be labeled at 'bloom booster' in the garden center.
This may help the plant get started blooming.
Here is a link about trumpet vine.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/trumpet-vine/growing-trumpet-vines.htm

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Asked by
applecoee on
September 24, 2015

Q. What is this flowering vine

This vine, when cut, gives off a sticky substance and a kinda sweet smell. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 26, 2015
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Asked by
Frank in Pgh on
June 1, 2017

Q. Hummingbird vine

Is this part of the plant or a bad thing?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 3, 2017
Certified Expert
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