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Alice Du Pont Mandevilla

Mandevilla x amabilis 'Alice du Pont'

Twining evergreen vine displays unusual trumpet-like flowers, ice pink with darker pink throats. Each flower lasts for several days. A lovely choice for a trellis or arbor. Prefers partial shade. Evergreen in frost free regions; treat as a summer annual in cooler regions.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationman-de-VIL-le-a a-MAB-a-lis
Average Size at MaturityTwining stems reach 15 to 20 ft. long.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis is the reigning queen of the tropical vines, with its lacy runners and huge pink flowers. Train to a grid trellis on to walls and over windows and doors. Allow it to snake up posts or columns to drape off shade arbors, gazebos and overhangs. The perfect plant for private entry gardens filled with exotic plants. Ideal for small city yards, and patio gardens of town houses and condominiums.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleTropical
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)

Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. During the warm season, water consistently; do not over water during flowering period. Leaves will drop if too dry. Water sparingly in winter to avoid cold, wet soil. Feed with a slow release, general purpose fertilizer in spring. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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