Rather than typical Campsis radicans buds, Madame Rosy, Campsis ‘HOMR’ (C. radicans x C. grandiflora) buds look more like rosebuds:
A few days later the Madame Rosy begins to resemble typical Campsis radicans buds:
Per Sooner Plant Farm, where this specimen is from, “Madame Rosy is a hybrid of our native trumpet creeper (C. radicans) and C. grandiflora, is seedless and grows to 10′-15′ after 5 years.” It grew slowly and only two feet in one season and is now budding. The leaves have a velvety texture and lighter, matte green color.
Balboa Sunset ‘Monbal’ buds amongst flowers:
I’ve seen a hummingbird investigate the Balboa flowers; however, there’s currently a wealth of other nectar plants easier to nectar from.
Another Campsis radicans:
A few days later:
This particular one is a uniformly creamy orange color although it doesn’t look like that in the photos. It was a small plant last year. The soil is hard clay