• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Twining stems quickly reach 15 to 20 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Clusters of Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:man-de-VIL-le-a a-MAH-bih-liss
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Twining stems quickly reach 15 to 20 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage, Tropical
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasA perfect plant to espalier onto creative flat trellage fixed to walls. May be trained up and over windows and doors. Drape the runners over fences for a mass of foliage and flowers. Train carefully to spiral up posts or columns and spread out onto arbors overhead. A superior potted plant that may be brought indoors for winter. Place containers against a vertical surface to grow up, or on an elevated surface where it is free to drape or hang in flower covered tresses. Excellent choice for big changes in small courtyards.
    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 - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Originally this plant of the dogbane family was organized into the genus Dipladenia, but later redesignated as Mandevilla by John Lindley in the middle of the 19th century. The genus contains over 100 different species native from Mexico south to Argentina. This cultivar was developed by Monrovia Nursery Co. and is proving their most vigorous introduction reaching market in 2003. Its ancestry, as with that of others is murky, but we know its parent species are native to Bolivia and Argentina. This cultivar is a unique hybrid of Mandevillea x amablis, also known as M x amoena, which itself is a hybrid of M. splendens and another unknown species of Mandevillea. Beyond these hybrids only M. boliviensis and M. sanderi are known in horticulture.
    Lore:
    Discovered in 2000 by legendary nurseryman Bruce Usrey at Monrovia Growers, California in a bed of Mandevilla amabilis 'Monite', an earlier exclusive introduction. Delicate soft-pink, fully double flowers emerge in clusters throughout the summer and provide an eye-catching display. Each flower is an amazing arrangement of 18-20 petals twirling out from the center measuring three to four inches in diameter. Let this beautiful new selection dance up your garden trellis for all to enjoy.

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