• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing, twining stems reach 15 to 20 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowering Vine
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:man-de-VIL-le-a a-MAB-a-lis
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:21 - 24
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing, twining stems reach 15 to 20 ft. long.
    Special features:Easy Care, Fast Growing, Gift Plant
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleTropical
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasThe queen of tropical vines is the perfect plant to espalier onto creative flat treillage fixed to walls. Well sized for urban courtyards, entry gardens and open atriums. May be trained up and over both windows and doors on wire guides. Drape runners over fences for a waterfall of foliage and flowers. Train carefully to spiral up posts or columns of porch or shade structure. A superior potted plant that may be brought indoors for winter.
    Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, freely draining soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: winter.
    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 top 3 in. of soil is dry.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The genus Mandevilla classified by John Lindley contains over 100 different species native from Mexico south to Argentina. The ancestry of this cultivar is as murky as most other Mandevilla, but we know its parent species are native to Bolivia and Argentina. This cultivar is a unique hybrid of M. x amabilis, itself a hybrid of M. splendens and another unknown parent species.
    Lore:
    Mandevilla vines have long been used in the deep south for patio gardens in humid climates.

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