Question: I have trumpetvine coming up all over my yard. How can I stop it, or must I kill the entire plant?
Answer: That’s the problem with trumpetcreepers (more commonly called trumpetvines). The native form is extremely invasive. It will send up root sprouts as much as 20 to 30 feet from the mother plant. The dilemma is that the chemicals you use to kill the sprouts will also harm the mother plant. If you could sever their connecting roots that tie them to Mama, then treat just the leafy sprouts, you could eliminate them without harming the original plant. Use a broadleafed weedkiller spray to kill any part of the trumpetcreeper that you wish to eliminate. For the record, the larger-flowering selection called Madame Galen is less invasive and more attractive than the native one.