How to Grow Queen's Wreath

Overview

Queen's wreath (Petrea volubilis) is a warm-weather vine that grows in United States Department of Agriculture Zones 10b to 11. It can grow up to 40 feet and will cling to most surfaces. Queen's wreath have red, pink or white flowers that bloom several times a year for weeks at a time.

Step 1

Select a location that is in full sun or partial shade. Along a wall, trellis, fence or arbor are excellent places for this vine to grow.

Step 2

Prepare the soil with a couple inches of compost, tilled in to make the soil more conducive to a thriving plant. However, queen's wreath do tolerate most soil conditions.

Step 3

Plant queen's wreaths a couple inches deep and backfill with soil. Water and tamp down the soil to avoid any voids or air pockets. Space multiple plants 3-5 feet apart.

Step 4

Water on occasion, especially during dry spells. During hot weather, water about once a week.

Step 5

Keep grasses away from the roots of the plants and cover young plants on nights when possible frost may occur. A lightweight sheet or pillowcase will suffice.

Things You'll Need

  • Compost
  • Water
  • Sheet

References

  • University of Florida Extension Service
  • University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension
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