Pink Parfait® Mandevilla
Pink Parfait® Mandevilla
Mandevilla x amabilis 'Rita Marie Green' Plant Patent #11,787Item #6119 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
This showy twining tropical vine with glossy green foliage displays unusual, vibrant pink, trumpet-like, double flowers. Each sensational flower lasts for several days. A lovely choice for a trellis or arbor. Evergreen in frost-free regions; treat as a summer annual in cooler regions.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing, twining stems reach 15 to 20 ft. long.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:man-de-VIL-le-a a-MAB-a-lisPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:21 - 24Growth habit:TrailingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing, twining stems reach 15 to 20 ft. long.Special features:Gift PlantFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PinkFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent 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)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. During the warm season, water regularly but do not over water during bloom period; leaves will drop if too dry. Water sparingly in winter to avoid cold, wet soil. Apply fertilizer in spring. Prune annually to control size. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
- History & LoreHistory: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.