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Confederate Vine Antigonon leptopus

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Description

Antigonon leptopus is cold-sensitive but quickly grows back from cold damage. It flowers on new wood. This plant prefers a modestly fertile sand or light soil with moderate moisture. While you can grow this plant in zone 8-9, it usually dies in the ground in zone 8. Even though this plant's climbing method is by tendrils, new plants need to be tied to begin climbing.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Album
  • Baja Red
Tags:
#evergreen#pink#sun#deciduous#full sun#heat tolerant#summer#fall flowers#semi-evergreen#pink flowers#fall interest#rapid growth#sandy soil#grows fast#vines#summer flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Album
  • Baja Red
Tags:
#evergreen#pink#sun#deciduous#full sun#heat tolerant#summer#fall flowers#semi-evergreen#pink flowers#fall interest#rapid growth#sandy soil#grows fast#vines#summer flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Antigonon
    Species:
    leptopus
    Family:
    Polygonaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico to Central America
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    tolerant of difficult conditions (hot, dry)
    Climbing Method:
    Tendrils
    Edibility:
    This plant produces edible tubers.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    This plant has small, rose pink flowers that generally bloom in summer to fall.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heat