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Antigonon leptopus (Coral Vine)

Coral Vine, Chain of Love, Confederate Vine, Corallita, Love's Chains, Mexican Creeper, Mexican Mountain Rose, Pink Vine, Purple Wreath, Queen's Wreath, Rosa de Montana, Rose of the Mountain, West Indian Mountain Rose


Long-lived, Antigonon leptopus (Coral Vine) is a vigorous, fast-growing, tuberous-rooted, tendril-climbing tropical vine boasting dense trusses of bright coral-pink, sometimes red or white, flowers. They bloom for months in summer - all year in tropical conditions. The crinkly leaves, 4 in. long (10 cm), are pale green, arrow-shaped, and evergreen in hardiness zones 9-11. Coral Vine looses its leaves during winter in cooler climates, or during the dry season. Often used to advantage growing over other shrubs, it is also a good choice for climbing unsightly walls, fences and garden structures.

  • May grow up to 8-10 ft. (240-300 cm) in a single season (if grown as an annual) and up to 40 ft. (12 m) in its native habitat.
  • A full sun lover, it is best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. It tolerates poor soil and a wide range of light conditions. Some drought tolerance, but appreciates consistent moisture during the growing season. Protect roots with mulch.
  • Perfect for arbors, trellises, fences or containers.
  • Generally pest and disease free.
  • Cut back in late winter or early spring.
  • Propagation: take two- or three-node softwood terminal cuttings, provide bottom heat (70ºF or 21ºC)
  • This species reproduces by seed and also vegetatively via tubers, root suckers and stem segments. Antigonon leptopus is an invasive species that is listed as a Category II invasive exotic by the Florida’s Exotic Pest Plant Council. It is regarded as an environmental weed in Northern Australia. It is also a problem species in other parts of the world, and is listed in the Global Invasive Species Database.
  • Native to Mexico.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 11
Climate Zones 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Climbers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 8' – 40' (240cm – 12m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 11
Climate Zones 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Climbers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 8' – 40' (240cm – 12m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers

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