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Antigonon Genus

Confederate vine

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTropical (min 17°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Antigonon genus (Confederate vine). This is a genus of three evergreen and deciduous climbers. The leaves produced are heart-shaped and dark green in colour. The flowers, which can be shades of pink, purple or yellow-white, are produced in raceme-like clusters. The stamens of the flowers are joined at the base and form a long tube connecting them to the pedicels.

Characteristics

Perennials, Deciduous, Vines

Origin

Mexico C. America

Interest and use

Grown for the foliage and profuse clusters of small flowers.

Cultivation

Grow in any fertile, well drained soil with full light. Water freely in growing season, sparingly at other times. Needs tropical conditions to flower well, with a minimum temperature of 15C. Provide support. Thin out congested growth in early spring.

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and white flies may be a problem in a green house.

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