Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

June, 2003
Regional Report

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Vines for the Southeast
Looking for a great vine for your landscape? This Web site from North Carolina Extension provides an extensive listing by common and scientific names. Each listing includes extensive information on growth, height/length, flowering, cultivars, and even a photo of the vine.

Favorite or New Plant

Rangoon Creeper
Rangoon creeper brings a touch of the tropics to your landscape. The blooms are fragrant (especially in the evenings) and very attractive, as is the dark green, glossy foliage. This plant does best in full sun to afternoon shade. While normally considered a tropical or annual in most of the south, it may return from the ground in the lower south when mulched well and after very mild winters. For best blooms, keep the soil moist but don't fertilize the plant too much.

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