|Queen's Wreath, Antigonon leptopus.|
September 28, 2006. Glendale Arizona Xeriscape Garden.
Deciduous to semi-evergreen vine with beautiful reddish, pink or light pink, or white flowers.
Queen’s Wreath is very easily identified by its heart shaped leaves with long sprays of very distinctive pink flowers.
When temperatures fall, it dies back to the roots, after a few days below freezing.
This vigorous vine is used to cover fences or climb trellises with fresh green foliage and a splash of bright color. It is also used in urban plantings because it tolerates air pollution, restricted space, inadequate sunshine and poor soil.
Queen’s Wreath is beautiful and easy to grow. It's rapid growth rate and thick luxuriant foliage make it a good candidate for screening. The abundant and brilliantly beautiful flowers attacts bees, butterflies, and/or birds.
Considered invasive in some states like Florida. Not so in Arizona.
Height: About 30 - 40 feet long.
Flowers: Found on the branch terminals, reddish, pink or light pink, or white; blooming in summer to fall; blooms are persistent until frost.
Flowering Time: June - October in Phoenix.
Leaves: Ovate, heart-shaped and undulate.
Found: Native to Central Mexico and South America. Commonly seen in Baja Mexico and is grown as a landscape plant in mild winter regions of the United States. It also grows on many islands in the Pacific. The USDA claims it is native of the USA (AL, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, SC, TX), USA+ (PR, VI).
Hardiness: The vine suffers tip damage at 32°F dies to ground in the mid to low 20 °F.
Soil pH requirements:
Elevation: 600 - 5,600 feet.
Habitat: Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Sandy, Well-drained/light soils. An ideal xeriscape landscape plant in Arizona.
Miscellaneous: Photos Taken September 28, 2006. Glendale, Arizona.
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