Bignone: jasmine from Virginia

Bignone: jasmine from Virginia

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Bignone, also known as jasmine, is a beautiful climber that blooms all summer.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Campsis
Family : Bignonaceae
Type : Vine

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

Foliage : Obsolete
Flowering : June to October depending on climate

Its trumpet-shaped flowers, orange or red, are spectacular and can adorn the garden until the first frost (Photo © Jag Images)

Planting bignone

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

You can also plant during the summer provided you water generously and regularly and avoid periods of high heat.

  • Ideally, you should plant in a mixture of garden soil and potting soil
  • La bignone likes sunny situations especially north of the Loire where it is essential for flowering
  • The bignone fears too cool winds 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
  • The flowering of cuttings and not grafted is nevertheless longer to obtain

Bignone size and maintenance

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

Bignones are indeed vigorous plants which sometimes need contain growth.

  • Therefore, prefer a size at the end of winter, before the restart of vegetation
  • Avoid pruning at all costs in frost or hot weather
  • Keep only the frame of the bignone
  • There is no restriction in the size, you can fold down severely without problem

Regarding the maintenance pruning, it is best to prune the cold-dried twigs at the end of winter which will not grow back. This size represents a forty centimeters.

To know about the bignone

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

His covering power makes it the ideal plant to hide an old cinder block or concrete wall, a tree trunk or simply to beautify a garden shed, an arbor or a pergola.

Bignone has a good hardiness since it resists frost ranging from -10 ° to -15 °.

Fairly resistant to diseases and parasites, it should be noted that aphids and red spiders can sometimes settle on the plant. These attacks are rarely formidable.

Video: Fleur de bignone campsis grandiflora (August 2022).