Red trumpet flowers are eye-catching displays of miniature trumpets on a vine. The enticing trumpet shape attracts animals with long thin beaks such as hummingbirds. They like to use their beaks to draw nectar out of the elongated flower.These flowers bloom in a variety of bold red colors such as deep red and lighter shades of red that are almost pink. Many red trumpet species grow on a climbing vine, but others also grow on shrubs. Some flowers have a more defined trumpet shape, while others have an elongated shape with only a small trumpet-like opening on the end.
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Blood Red Trumpet Vine
The blood red trumpet vine, also called the scarlet vine, produces bright red trumpet blooms on the vine. The flowers are shaped like a trumpet, and the vine attracts small birds and insects. The plant needs full sun and the foliage can grow up to 30 feet tall. Some scarlet trumpets also produce yellow and orange flowers. This plant only requires watering every week unless there is heavy rainfall. The blood red trumpet vine thrives in acid and alkaline soils.
Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)
The trumpet creeper, also called Campsis radicans, is a red trumpet-shaped flower that grows on a vine. The flowers bloom in the summer. The main color seen is red, but some hybrids produce other colors such as yellow or orange.This climbing plant attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and other insects. The foliage is thick and light green, and this plant can climb up to 40 feet tall. Trumpet creepers need moist well-drained soil and full sun.
Angel Trumpet (Nicotiana)
The angel trumpet, also called Nicotiana, is a vine and only one species out of several types of angel trumpets. The foliage can grow up to 5 feet. The plant produces deep red blooms in the spring and summer, but other shades of purple, yellow, and pink are also seen. These plants enjoy well-drained soil in addition to full sun and partial shade throughout the day.