• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - when the top 1 to 2 in. of soil becomes dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Bushy vine with stems reaching 10 to 15 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowering Vine
    Blooms:
    Spring through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:man-de-VIL-le-a
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Bushy vine with stems reaching 10 to 15 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through Fall
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Tropical
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. During the warm season, water regularly but do not over water during flowering period; leaves will drop if too dry. Water sparingly in winter to avoid cold, wet soil. Apply fertilizer in spring. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - when the top 1 to 2 in. of soil becomes dry.

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