Lower South

August, 2006
Regional Report

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Plant Propagation
North Carolina State University's online publication Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings: Instructions for the Home Gardener is a good primer on how to take and root cuttings of many different types of landscape plants. It will help you get off to a good start in successfully propagating plants at home.

Favorite or New Plant

Coral Vine or Queen's Wreath
A drought-tolerant native of Mexico, coral vine or Queen's wreath (Antigonon leptopus) is a dependable perennial vine with heart-shaped leaves and a vigorous growth habit, so give it plenty of room. In late summer and fall it produces striking lacy clusters of vivid pink blooms that hang down like delicate chains. It is virtually pest and disease free, but it does like well-drained soil and full sun to part shade. Coral vine supports our important pollinator insects like bumble bees. A white-blooming form is also available.

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