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Coral Vine Antigonon leptopus

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
an-TIG-oh-non LEP-toh-puss
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.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Album'
  • 'Baja Red'
'Album', 'Baja Red'
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#deciduous#full sun#heat tolerant#fall flowers#semi-evergreen#pink flowers#fall interest#fast growing#vines#summer flowers#sandy soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Album'
  • 'Baja Red'
'Album', 'Baja Red'
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#deciduous#full sun#heat tolerant#fall flowers#semi-evergreen#pink flowers#fall interest#fast growing#vines#summer flowers#sandy soils tolerant
  • 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
    Woody Plant 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:
    8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • 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:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heat