You are buying 18+ seeds of the Pink Coral Vine (Antigonon leptopus) Also called: Queen's Wreath, Rosa De Montana, Mexican Creeper, corallita or confederate vine. See drop down box for larger quantities.
This tender tropical perennial vine can easily grow to 30-40 feet in length and uses its tendrils to happily and rapidly climb up, over and upon any nearby object. Evergreen in frostfree areas, the coral vine has attractive green heart-shaped, 4 wide leaves. In summer, the vine produces large branching flower stalks (racemes) upon which masses of small, brilliant pink flowers are situated. This is a vigorous BLOOMER and GROWER! If you have a large area that you'd like COVERED in beautiful pink blooms from mid-summer to frost, this vine is perfect for you!
Don't have that much room but love these pink blooms, no problem! It can be contained by growing in containers or with vigourous pruning.
Soil: This adaptable vine will grow in almost any soil.
Light: Needs full sun for best bloom.
Moisture: Likes moist, well-drained soil but tolerates drought.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 8b-10. In Zone 8/9 the tops of this tropical plant are killed back by freezes but it rapidly recovers provided the roots are protected from freezing (mulch well). In Zone 8b flowering usually doesn't begin until late summer/ early fall all other zones will be covered with flowers by mid-summer.
Coral vine is used to cover fences or climb trellises with fresh green foliage and a splash of bright color. It is also used in urban plantings because it tolerates air pollution, restricted space, inadequate sunshine and poor soil.
Coral vine is beautiful and easy to grow. It's rapid growth rate and thick luxuriant foliage make it a good candidate for screening unsightly views. The abundant and brilliantly beautiful flowers attracts hordes of butterflies, bees and other pollinators to your yard!
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GERMINATION TIP FROM JACK:
I soaked a set of coral vine seeds for 24 hours in a solution of one quart water and 2 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide. Then placed them on wet paper towels with two wet towels over them in a clear plastic storage container with clear cover. I put that out in the sun yesterday afternoon in the sun at 97 F. This morning several have roots popping out. I sniped the hard root end of each seed to speed it up and the roots are starting out all in 42 hours.
I've never used peroxide or nicked the seeds, but do get excellent germination in the paper towels at very warm temps. Fully germination instructions are included with my seed packs.