Lower South

August, 2014
Regional Report

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.

Web Finds

Characteristics of Crape Myrtle Varieties
Find information on a wide range of crape myrtle cultivars, including flower color, growth habit, height, mildew resistance, fall color, and exfoliating bark, along with a color image of the flower, in Characteristics of Crape Myrtle Varieties from Aggie Horticulture at Texas A&M University.

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