Antigonon leptopus - Coral Love Vine
Antigonon leptopus is extremely pink, gorgeous, and easy-to-grow. A tendril climber from Mexico, its heart-shaped leaves are lovely year-round, and in late summer, can be completely hidden by the profusion of bright pink blooms.
Fast growing to 20 feet or more, Coral Love Vine quickly covers a trellis or hillside. Perennial in zones 9-11, it will be leveled by frost, but grows back from underground tubers. If you live in the north, overwinter a potful indoors. Plant it in full sun or part shade in any kind of soil. Once established, it's drought-tolerant, even tolerates air pollution.
This vine is a great problem-solver, will cascade down a sun-scorched hillside or cover a wall in a season. It's also lovely enough to feature in a hanging basket on your patio.
Soak seeds for 24 hours in warm water. Surface sow seeds, and barely cover with a layer of soil. Cover pots with plastic wrap and rubber band to keep in heat and moisture. Place pot in a warm, sunny location. Keep soil consistently moist, but not soaking wet. Germination can take 20-30 days.