This is the most common of all trumpet vines, bred by Obtenteur Sahut in South France in 1889. Probably the same hybrid was already developed in 1850 by the Italian brothers and gardeners Tagliabue in a royal garden in Milan, hence the Latin name below. The flower size is similarly conspicuous as in C. 'Grandiflora,' hence also named “Large Trumpet Vine.” Flowers salmon red to vermilion (like Geraniums) with an orange throat appear in large numbers. Typically the petals still show some creases from their bud stadium. The flower bunches are also very 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 areas. Seedpods probably only develop if other trumpet vines grow in the vicinity. Despite being a Self-clinger with adhesive roots, it is better to provide the plant with a support system, which allows it to grow up to ca. 10m high. Good frost resistance. Refer to General Information for location, pruning, suitable cable systems etc.
(lat: Campsis x tagliabuana, 'Madame Galen', hybrid of Campsis radicans and Campsis grandiflora)