Mandevilla Plant Features
Bold and showy, mandevilla definitely makes a dramatic statement in landscapes and container gardens. This tropical vine bears a nonstop supply of large, trumpet-shaped blooms in shades of red, pink, and white. It's also lovely in landscape beds and borders -- and is frequently used to climb up and over arbors, trellises, and mailbox posts.
Because it flowers almost constantly, you can grow this flowering vine by itself or in combination with other flowers and foliage in container gardens. It works well as an annual vine in the North when planted in garden beds and borders; you can plant it as a landscape vine in frost-free Zone 10.
Note: Older varieties of mandevillas were all climbing vines, but some newer varieties offer attractive mounding habits and don't need supports to climb up. Also, you may also sometimes see this tropical plant referred to as dipladenia.
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Mandevilla Growing Instructions
Grow mandevilla in a spot where it gets full sun and stays moist, but not wet. Because it is a tropical, mandevilla cannot tolerate frost. Gardeners in cold-winter climates can treat it as an annual or move it indoors and treat it as a houseplant until the
You can prune mandevilla any time of the year if you need to keep it in check. It responds well to light pruning.
Fertilize mandevilla regularly in the spring and summer months to keep this flowering vine in full bloom, especially in containers. Happily, it's easy: This tropical plant doesn't require any special fertilizers; a general-purpose product works just fine. If you don't want to have to remember to fertilize, use a timed-release product, which slowly releases nutrients into the potting mix over the growing season. You just need to use it once.
Get care tips to overwinter your mandevilla indoors for winter.
Note: No matter if you grow mandevilla as an annual flower or a landscape vine, it's not intended for human or animal consumption.
Pink, Red, White
Medium water needs
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Mandevilla with these varieties:
Mandevilla, especially mounding varieties, are gorgeous summer complements to tropical hibiscus.
Kimberly Queen fern is a lovely plant to soften a mandevilla.
Varieties: Our Favorites
Mandevilla 'Alice Dupont'
Alice Dupont is a classic variety that has large leaves and soft pink flowers that can reach 4 inches wide. Zone 10, though it's often grown as an annual flower in Northern climates.
Mandevilla Costa del Sol Pink
Tropic Escape® Costa del Sol Pink mandevilla is a short, bushy variety that grows a foot or two tall and flowers profusely throughout the summer. Its tidy growth makes it a perfect pick for hanging baskets and planters.Tropic Escape®
Tropic Escape® Summervillea is one of the best mounding varieties around. It grows about 18 inches tall and wide and has an endless display of rich red flowers. Zone 10Shades of Summer® , Tropic Escape®
Mandevilla Sun Parasol Crimson
Tropic Escape® Sun Parasol® Crimson is a beautiful vining type that shows off beautiful, rich red flowers. It climbs to 15 feet. Zone 10Tropic Escape®
Mandevilla Sun Parasol Crimson
Tropic Escape® Sun Parasol® Giant Crimson boasts extra-large, rich red flowers that can reach 4 inches across. It climbs to 15 feet. Zone 10Tropic Escape®
Mandevilla Sun Parasol Giant Pink
Tropic Escape® Sun Parasol® Giant Pink bears big, 4-inch-wide blooms in a lovely shade of soft pink. This flowering vine grows 15 feet tall and is perennial in Zone 10.Tropic Escape®
Mandevilla Sun Parasol® Giant White
Tropic Escape® Sun Parasol® Giant White shows off exceedingly large, 4-inch flowers on vigorous, 15-foot vines. Zone 10Tropic Escape®
Mandevilla Sun Parasol® Pink
Tropic Escape® Sun Parasol® Pink is a lovely vine with rich pink flowers. It climbs to 15 feet and blooms all summer. Zone 10Tropic Escape®
Mandevilla Sun Parasol® Pretty Crimson
Tropic Escape® Sun Parasol® Pretty Crimson blooms a little more profusely than many other varieties, producing a solid show of 2-inch-wide crimson-red flowers. It climbs 15 feet. Zone 10Tropic Escape®
Mandevilla Sun Parasol Pretty Pink
Tropic Escape® Sun Parasol® Pretty Pink branches more than many other varieties, allowing it to produce more flowers. It climbs 15 feet. Zone 10Tropic Escape®
Mandevilla Sun Parasol® White
Tropic Escape® Sun Parasol® White is a climber to 15 feet with spectacular 2- to 3-inch-wide white flowers against dark green foliage. Zone 10Tropic Escape®
Mandevilla Costa del Sol White
Tropic Escape® Costa del Sol White has a mounding habit to about 15 inches tall and wide, dark green leaves, and pure white flowers. Zone 10Tropic Escape®