Although this is an attractive plant be a little wary, Antigonon leptopus, or Coral Vine is a creeping plant from Mexico, also known as the Coral Vine it does have attractive flowers, however it can be a little invasive if not controlled.
In some areas of Sydney it has become a pest, especially along waterways, so we are not to sure about who would actaully want to grow it in any but a controlled environment. It is frost tender, however it also self seeds. And in Brisbane, and Florida it has been descrided as a weed….
However in the right position it is attractive. Heart shaped foliage and large clusters of flowers over a long period in warmer climates do make it a colorful plant. It can grow to over 10 metres, however in colder climates it will die back to the ground in winter.
A red flowering variety is also available, however not as readily as the pink.
Easy by division of the underground tubers, best divided in winter. It is a suckering plant so removal of suckers is another method of propagation. Stems that touch the ground will also set down roots.
It is listed as a weed in northern parts of Australia, so consider the environment before planting.
Antigonon leptopus, or Coral Vine is available for sale from the following nurseries.
WESLOR FLOWERS PLANT NURSERY
Climbing Plant Specialists
1205 Coraki – Ellangowan Road West Coraki NSW 2471
Phone: (02) 6683 2582 Fax: 02 66832766 Mob: 0428832582
Large range of climbing plants including many rare and unusual species.