The Pink Leather Flower is a native vine that has attractive foliage and bright pink flowers. It is a perennial. Flowers through most of the summer. Flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds and bees. Twinging vine. Likes part shade and full sun. Native to the southeastern United States. Grows 8-12 feet tall. Hardy in zones 6-9.
Growing Instructions for the Pink Leather Flower
The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted in the fall for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year. 1. Place the seeds in a plastic bag and seal it. Store the bag in a refrigerator for two months. 2. Fill a pot with potting soil. 3. Sow the seeds on the soil and cover them with a thin layer of soil. 4. Water the container and leave it to drain. 5. Put the pot in a warm, sunny area. 6. Water the pot regularly so that the soil is moist but not wet. 7. The seedlings can be transplanted when they are a few inches tall.