Hot Lips®

Trumpet Vine

Red Hot Blooms Attract Hummingbirds

An attractive ornamental flowering vine with fuzzy new growth. Beautiful straw-colored stems add winter interest. Reddish-orange flowers begin in May and continue throughout the summer.


Campsis x tagliabuana 'Rutcam' PP#19,415

Hot Lips® Trumpet Vine

Works well with other annuals & perennials

Beautiful straw-colored stems

Reddish-orange flowers

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Hot Lips®

Plant Profile

Plant Type
Full Sun to Full Shade
Average Height
8' to 10'
Average Width
10' to 15'
Average Spacing
8' to 10'
Hardiness Zones
Zone 6-9 (-10°F to 30°F) (-23°C to -1°C)
Soil Moisture
Well-drained, semi-moist
Hot Lips®

Features & Uses


  • Attracts butterflies
  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • Disease resistant
  • Drought tolerant once established


  • Screen
  • Vine

Hot Lips®

General Maintenance


  • Prune to maintain size and shape



  • Apply general purpose fertilizer in the spring when new growth appears. Check with your preferred garden center for your specific area.


  • Very drought tolerant once established. A great plant to use as a living privacy screen. Simply train on a fence to add height and color.

Hot Lips®

Companion Plants

There are several plants that would make great companions in the garden or landscape.
The key to companion planting is selecting plants with similar cultural requirements. Below are a few suggestions:


Works well with other annuals & perennials such as salvia, pentas and lantana to attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Vines are an excellent addition to any garden. All Gardener’s Confidence® Collection varieties are best grown in full sun but will tolerate partial shade.


shown: Hot Lips® Trumpet Vine

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Climbing vines can be trained to grow on an arbor or fence for a wonderful focal point in the garden. They provide vertical height drawing the eye upward and adding more dimensions to the garden space.


shown: Amethyst Falls Wisteria

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Vines prefer moist, well-drained, soil, however, once established they are drought tolerant. When planting, condition the soil with plenty of organic matter. It is best to mulch after planting to maintain moisture in the soil.


shown: Jasmine Duet®

  • In the Garden

    In the Garden

    With its superior climbing abilities, Hot Lips® is perfect for use on a trellis or fencing for a pop of color in the garden. This hummingbird magnet provides abundant reddish-orange flowers all summer long. Fuzzy new green leaves and interesting straw-color stems add to its appeal.

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