Mandevilla fans will love the new Sun Parasol® varieties, bred for their exceptional, velvety flowers, which have a richer color — the deepest saturated red on the market — and last longer that other Mandevillas. Once established, these selections are undemanding and require minimal care. They are recognized for excellent vigor, weather tolerance, long bloom cycles, disease resistance and ease of growing.
Bred by the innovative plant breeding company Suntory Flowers Ltd. from Japan, Sun Parasols, arrived to North America in 2003, and already have become a consumer favorite. These versatile plants which include bush and vining habits will climb 12 to 15 feet and bloom non-stop from spring until fall. They are ideal in containers, on trellises or arbors, grown as a hanging plant or trailing groundcover, and good for small spaces and balconies. If you live in a colder climate, be sure to provide winter protection.