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Coral Vine Plant

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 in your landscape area.

During late spring and early fall, you can see these vines blooming throughout the southwest 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.  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.

Coral Vine Plant

It goes by numerous names.

  1. Miguelito
  2. San Miguelitos
  3. Queen’s Wreath
  4. Mexican Creeper
  5. The Bee’s Bush

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Closeup of Coral Vine Plant

Coral Vine Plant
Beautiful dark pink lacy flowers. The Coral Vine Plant blooms from mid-summer till late fall.

Paul Guzman – General Manager of Guzman’s Greenhouse. Gardener, Husband, Father and Grandfather. Webmaster of Guzmansgreenhouse.com

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Comments

    • Jessie Daniels
    • October 24, 2017
    Reply

    Thank you for great article on Queen ‘s Wreath. I have tried to grow one against the west facing side of the house, but it did not make it through the winter. Also tried growing from seed with no success. I live in Las Cruces by the Talavera firehouse. The soil is rock and clay.

    I have noticed a wonderful vine on Campo St. and another where the Grand Chinese Buffet used to be near The Pecan Grill by the mall. They seem to do better in El Paso where it is warmer in the winter. I have seen some beautiful ones there, but I have seen none in the area where I live.

    I am wondering if you sell Queen’s Wreath and if you have any suggestions for growing one in this situation.

    Thank you.

      • Paul Guzman
      • October 25, 2017
      Reply

      Hello, Jessie. The Talavera area is poor soil! I would recommend using some good organic composted soil in the area where you want to plant the Queen’s Wreath. Make sure to dig at least a foot wider than the size of the container and about the same depth of the container size. Water every day for about 2 weeks then cut back about every other day. Water twice per month during the winter season. Fertilize one week after planting use an analysis of 20-20-20. Do not fertilize during the winter season…typically late November, December, January, and early February. Go back to every other day about 20-30 minutes with a drip system during the spring season. To help the vine thrive I would fertilize once per month the first year. BTW, we do have Coral Vine available at our Greenhouse stores. I hope this helped.
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