Queen’s Wreath

Antigonon leptopus

  • Evergreen Vine.
  • Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun.
  • Will grow in some shade, but best flowering is in full sun.
  • This is a twining vine that needs a support structure upon which to grow.

This classic vine of the Deep South is actually native to Mexico and thrives in sweltering summer weather. A rampant grower that climbs by tendrils, it can easily cover 20 ft. in a year. Its hand- some, bright green, heart- or arrow- shaped leaves reach 35 in. long. From summer to fall, bears a profusion of coral-pink flowers in airy, arching sprays to 6 in. or longer; a vine in full bloom is a magnificent sight.

Coral vine grows from a large tuber and is evergreen in the Tropical South. In regions where winter temperatures drop below 25 F, the plant often dies back to the ground, then resprouts in spring. Coral vine is a common sight in Florida, Louisiana, the Gulf Coast, and parts of Central and Southeast Texas. Use it to shade a patio, porch, or terrace, or let its blossoms and foliage adorn fences, walls, railings, and balconies.

Common Names:  Antigonon, Coral Vine, Queen’s Wreath Vine

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