Bignone: Virginia Jasmine


The bignone, also known as Virginia Jasmine, is a beautiful climber that blooms all summer long.

Its trumpet-shaped flowers, orange or red, are spectacular and can adorn the garden until the first frosts.

In summary, what you need to know:

Name: Campsis
Family: Bignonaceae
Type: Vine

Height: 5 to 10 m
Exposure: Sunny
Ground: Rather rich, fresh and well drained

Foliage : Caduc
Flowering: June to October according to climate

Plantation of the bignone:

It is recommended to plant the bignone in the fall but it can also be plant in the spring provided you plan a more regular watering at the beginning.

You will also be able to plant during the summer provided you water generously and regularly and avoid periods of high heat.

  • It is best to plant in a mix of garden soil and potting soil
  • The bignone likes them sunny situations especially north of the Loire or it is essential to bloom
  • The bignone fears the winds too cool so it must be protected from these winds
  • Follow our planting tips

Multiplication of bignones:

  • The cuttings is easy on the bignone and is practiced summer, take the opportunity to multiply it
  • Flowering of cut and non-grafted subjects is nevertheless longer to obtain

Size and maintenance of the bignone:

No size is really necessary but it can be necessary if your bignone becomes invasive.

Bignones are indeed vigorous plants that sometimes need contain growth.

  • Then prefer a size at the end of winter, before the restart of the veganization
  • Avoid prune at all costs in case of frost or heat
  • Keep only the frame of the bignone
  • There is no restriction in size, it can be folded down without problem

Regarding the maintenance sizeit is better to prune at the end of winter the branches dried by the cold and which will not grow back. This size represents a forty centimeters.

To know about the bignone:

Bignone: Virginia Jasmine: virginia

The bignone is one of the climbers well known for the beauty of their flowering and for his great hardiness.

His hedging power in fact the ideal plant to hide an old wall of cinder block or concrete, a tree trunk or simply to embellish a garden shed, an arbor or a pergola.

Bignone has good hardiness since it is resistant to frost from -10° to -15°.

Quite resistant to diseases and parasites, let's mention that aphids and red spiders can sometimes settle on the plant. These attacks are rarely dangerous.

Smart tip about the bignone:

During hot weather, prefer regular but limited watering in the evening

Read also: The different names of jasmine

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