Syn. Dipladenia sanderi
Common name: Rocktrumpet
Native to: Central and South America
Mandevilla was originally a lianaceous plant and is cultivated today as a hanging climbing plant or semi-creeper. These plants are amazing blossoms. Their bright flowers shine in different colors and shades and form a conspicuous contrast to the green foliage. Plant lovers also appreciate the uncomplicated care of this extraordinary plant. It can also be kept in pots for indoor displays but does need light.
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade.
Flowers: Funnel-shaped, 5-10 cm in varying colours, notably white, pink and red
Foliage: Evergreen, oval, rich green and shiny
Growth habit: Semi-creeper, climbing
Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant
Height: Up to 5 metres with climbing aid
Spread: Up to 1 metre
Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched
Uses: Attractive trellis plant or hanging in a basket