Coral vine | Antigonon leptopus

Coral vine

Common Name :Coral vine, San Miguelito Vine, Honolulu creeper, Mexican creeper, Bride's tears, Rose of Montana Botanical name :Antigonon leptopus Family : Polygonaceae[buckwheat family]

Coral vine

Order - Caryophyllales

Genus - Antigonon

Species - leptopus

Origin/Native - Mexico

Height - Up to 9 meters

Spread - Up to 6 meters

Growth rate - Fast

Life Cycle - Perennial

Category - Evergreen climbing Vine

Synonyms - Antigonon platypus, Antigonon amabie

Flowering Season - Summer, Spring to Fall

Foliage - Evergreen, heart-shaped, 12.700cm longm, with green, hairy stems

Flowers - Tiny, showy, bright pink blossoms, heart shaped, 5 petals, clustered

Light Requirement & Care - Full Sun, Part shade, Normal water, Well drained soils, Good drainage, Easy to care

Attracts - bees, butterflies

Good For- Walls, trellis, fences, arbors

Special Feature - Drought tolerant

Tamil - Kodi rose

Antigonon leptopus foliage
Antigonon leptopus foliage

Antigonon leptopus lacelike flowers
Antigonon leptopus lacelike flowers

Coral vine flower buds
Coral vine flower buds

Coral vine-Immature flower buds-With full blossom
Coral vine-Immature flower buds-With full blossom

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Cauvery river, Srirangam, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, South India


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