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Heavenly Trumpets Calystegia sepium

Previously known as:

  • Convolvulus sepium
Description

Hedge Bindweed is a perennial weed in the morning glory family. This vine twines around objects or other plants and tolerates nearly any growing conditions. It is known to produce allelopathic chemicals that inhibit the growth of other plants and spreads quickly by rhizomatous roots and seeds. It can be found growing in disturbed areas including, cropland, pastures, abandoned fields, stream and areas along roadsides and railroads.

It is listed as a noxious weed in a few states.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white flowers#weed#pink flowers#weedy#spreading#climbing vines#twining vine#perennial weed#weedy vine
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white flowers#weed#pink flowers#weedy#spreading#climbing vines#twining vine#perennial weed#weedy vine
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Calystegia
    Species:
    sepium
    Family:
    Convolvulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Distribution:
    USA: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY Canada: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Vine
    Weed
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Horizontal
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    1/2 inch ovoid seed capsules split open when mature to release 2-4 seeds. 1/4 inch long seeds are dull brown to black, 3-angled and irregular in shape.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    fused petals
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    2-3 inch funnel-shaped flowers are white but sometimes pink with white strips and slightly 5-lobed
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2½-5" long and 1-2" across leaves are triangular in shape with smooth margins. The basal lobes are squared-off but sometimes more rounded. The undersides are paler and may have fine hairs.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    The twining stems are light green to red, glabrous to slightly hairy, and terete
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Pollution
    Poor Soil
    Problems:
    Weedy