Queen’s Wreath vine is fast growing and can withstand our Phoenix summers.
This sun loving vine has pretty clusters of pink flowers that bloom during the hottest months.
Everything You Need to Know to Grow Queen’s Wreath Vine in Phoenix
Before you start digging:
- When and How to Plant Queen’s Wreath
- How fast and how big does the plant grow?
- How to care for the vine
- Does the vine attract or deter any wildlife?
- When does it bloom?
When and How to Plant Queen’s Wreath Vine
Queen’s Wreath botanical name is, Antigonon leptopus. It is also known as coral pea. This vine loves the sun, but it can survive in partial shade. Plant in the spring.
Don’t be surprised if it looks like it has died in the winter. When it gets cold the vine will die back. Once the temperature starts heating up, the vine will come to life it’s tendrils reaching out for something to cling to.
Below you can see a photo of the vine in April. The leaves were all crispy and brown in March and then once it warmed up new leaves appeared.
Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball of the plant. Queen’s Wreath vine is a forgiving plant, but it needs well-draining soil. Amend clay soil with organic matter.
Provide a trellis, arbor or pole for the vine to climb. Mulch in the winter
How Fast and How Much Space Does the Vine Take?
Queen’s Wreath vine is a rapidly growing vine. Once it gets warm the plant grows very quickly. This tendril vine needs lots of space.
Height: 25-40 feet.
Width: up to 15 feet
How to Care for Coral Vine
Plant Zone: gardening zones 8-11. Dies back in the cold
Light Requirements: Requires full sun or at least 6 – 8 hours of sun a day.
Soil Requirements: Prefers fertile well-drained soil. If your soil has a lot of clay mix in an organic soil amendment to improve the soil structure.
Water Requirements: Once established the vine is drought tolerant. Water deep. If in full sun water at least weekly in the summer.
Does the vine attract or deter any wildlife?
Yes, the clusters of pink flowers attract bees and butterflies. The vine’s seeds attract birds.
When does it bloom?
Queen’s Wreath vine blooms profusely through the summer