Last Updated on January 31, 2021 by Paul Guzman
The Coral Vine Plant – (Antigonon leptopus) Is a fast-growing vine that does well in the southwest part of the U.S. The leaves are heart-shaped and fast-growing twigs that can easily climb fences, trellis, and arbors.
The Coral Vine plant will attract butterflies, bees, and birds no matter where you live.
During late spring and early fall, you can see these vines blooming throughout the southwest valley region.
Plant them on a full or partial sun wall or fence and they will grow into a gorgeous vine. They will go dormant during the winter seasons. Except for non-freezing zones. A good place is on a south or west-facing wall where there is ample room for it to grow. Not a good idea to plant around other ornamental vines or plants.
Lookup your zone area right here. Your Plant Hardiness zone area. It will grow up to 40 ft. wide so give it plenty of room to grow.
Coral Vine is native to Mexico and thrives in hot dry climates but does better if watered more often. It does tolerate poor soil but does better with well-composted soil.
This vine is an invasive species and I would think twice before planting it around other wanted plants such as roses, geraniums, and other plants that are susceptible to invasive vines. The seeds spread and germinate quickly.
Fertilize lightly during the flowering season usually late summer early fall. A very hardy vine that is not susceptible to diseases or insects. However, sometimes aphids and mealybugs will attack this vine. Follow this link for further information. Insects and diseases on plants.
Coral Vine Plant
It goes by numerous names.
- San Miguelitos
- Queen’s Wreath
- Mexican Creeper
- The Bee’s Bush
Closeup of Coral Vine Plant
It is a hard vine to find at your local nurseries. Most, nurseries will run out quickly in early spring, best to purchase when and if you find it.
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