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Mandevilla 'Sun Parasol Crimson'

Mandevilla sanderi

Photo: Mandevilla 'Sun Parasol Crimson'

General description

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mandevilla sanderi, also called Dipladenia sanderi and Brazilian jasmine, is a vine belonging to the Mandevilla genus.[1]

Mandevilla sanderi climbs by twining around some support and it can reach the height of 4.5 meters (15 feet) if the climate is warm. The flowers of the wild form of Mandevilla sanderi are usually pink. The leaves are green and grow to 6 cm (2.5 in) long.[1]


The cultivars of Mandevilla sanderi include 'My Fair Lady' with flowers of pink and white colour, 'Red Riding Hood' with pink flowers, and 'Scarlet Pimpernel' with red flowers of a yellow throat.[1]

Plant requirements

Full sun to light shade.  Warm climate is best - thrives in Zone 10.  Well draining soil with a mix of peat moss, loam and sand is best.

Maintenance

Keep soil moist but well drained.  Don't overwater.  Overwatering can cause leaves to yellow.  It requires support from a trellis or similar.  Mandevilla has a tendency to attract insects like mealybugs and scales. 

Practical use

Mandevillas develop spectacular flowers in warm climates. The flowers come in a variety of colours, including white, pink, yellow, and red.  As climbers, Mandevillas can be trained against a wall or trellis to provide a leafy green and often flowering picture of beauty.

Properties

Height
180 - 240 cm
Color
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Sunlight
Full sun
Moisture
Moist but well-drained