I have a one year old trumpet vine and it grew well and flowered all this summer. Now it's starting to die back from the bottom up. Is this normal?
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It should not be doing this. There are several things that could be causing this, from pests to fungus to too little water. Given that this has been a dry year for most areas and this is a relatively new planting, my first suspicion would be that this is a water issue. While these are very hardy plants, all plants need water to help them get established because their root system is not developed enough to find water for itself. I would recommend giving the plant supplemental water for a few weeks and that should correct the issue.