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 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.
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.
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
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Closeup of Coral Vine Plant
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