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Coral Creeper

Coral Creeper

​​Barleria repens

  • Common Name: Coral Creeper (other common names: Red Barleria, Barleria Species)
  • Scientific Name: Barleria repens
  • Family Name:    Acanthaceae
  • Origin: South Africa
  • Height: 2’ - 4’, up to 6’ with support
  • Width: 3” – 6”
  • Growth: fast growing
  • Zone: 9B - 11
  • Light Needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown
  • Soil/PH/Texture: likes top soil (or organic peat humus) and composted cow manure, mildly acidic – mildly alkaline (pH 6.1 – 7.8)
  • Soil Moisture: Mesic – average water needs but need excellent drainage
  • Drought Tolerance: moderate and humidity tolerant
  • Pests/Diseases: pest and disease free
  • Growing Conditions: easy to grow and low maintenance.
  • Characteristics: leaves are textured, blooms are 1” – 2”, Fuchsia (red/purple/salmon), flowers appear in late spring – fall and sporadically throughout the year.
  • Propagation: by stem cuttings, layering, stolons, or runners, and by seed.
  • Wildlife: attracts bees, butterflies, and birds
  • Facts: unknown
  • Designer Considerations: use as a groundcover, around a palm or mailbox, filling in under trees, foundation plants, and in hanging baskets or containers on a patio.