This is the most common of all trumpet vines, bred by Obtenteur Sahut in the south of France in 1889. This hybrid was likely already 'born' in 1850 by the Italian brothers and gardeners Tagliabue in a royal garden in Milan, hence the Latin name below. The flower size (similar to the C. 'Grandiflora), have earned another name-- “Large Trumpet Vine.” Its flowers-- salmon red to vermilion (like geraniums) with an orange throat-- appear in large numbers. Typically the petals still show some folds from their bud stadium. The flower tufts are also profuse within the foliage and make a spectacular show on any wall, and they last right into autumn! Such striking displays make 'Madame Galen' especially suitable for very large-scale projects and areas. Seedpods tend to develop only if other trumpet vines grow in the vicinity. Despite being a self-climber with adhesive roots, it is better to provide the plant with a support system, which allows it to grow up to about 10 metres high. Good frost resistance. Refer to the trumpet vine general information for guidance on location, pruning, suitable cable systems, etc..
(lat: Campsis x tagliabuana, 'Madame Galen', hybrid of Campsis radicans and Campsis grandiflora)