Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mandevilla

* photos taken on August 2 2010 in Bayfield, Ontario


Mandevilla x amabilis ( Pink Mandevilla )
A fast growing, woody, twinging, evergreen vine, originating in Brazil.
A trellis, fence or some structure is needed to support the growth.
Some records include: 1st year - 6 feet; largest on record - 50 feet ( vining height ).
The thick, leathery, deeply-veined, elliptical leaves, up to 8 inches in length, are glossy deep green.
The 5-petalled, pink flowers, up to 4 inches across, are borne mid to late summer.
Hardy zones 9 to 12 requiring full sun on fertile, well drained soil of any PH that is moist during the summer. Very drought tolerant and moderately salt tolerant.
Old plants can be cut to the ground and will regrow.
Propagation is from semi-ripe cuttings taken during summer.

* photo taken on July 7 2011 in Ellicott City, MD

* photo taken on July 25 2015 @ Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario


Mandevilla x amoena 'Alice du Pont'
A vigorous, twining, woody-stemmed, evergreen vine, reaching a maximum height of 30 feet.
The deeply-veined, oval leaves, up to 8 inches across, are glossy deep green.
The intense, bright rose-pink, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 4 inches across, are borne in clusters during summer.
Hardy zones 9 to 12 requiring full sun on moist, fertile, light, humus-rich, well drained soil of any PH that is moist during the summer. Very drought tolerant and moderately salt tolerant.
Old plants can be cut to the ground and will regrow.
Propagation is from semi-ripe cuttings taken during summer.

* photo taken on Aug 2 2012 in Bayfield, Ontario

* photo taken on June 10 2013 in Columbia, MD


Mandevilla laxa ( Chilean Jasmine )
A rapid growing, deciduous vine, reaching a maximum height of 30 feet, that is native to Chile.
The ovate leaves, up to 6 inches in length, are luxuriant green.
The very fragrant, white to pink, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 4 inches across, are borne in corymbs.
Hardy zones 8+, stem hardy to 15 F, root hardy to 5 F.
Propagation is from semi-ripe cuttings taken during summer.

* photos taken on August 2 2010 in Bayfield, Ontario



* photo taken on Aug 2 2012 in Bayfield, Ontario

* photos taken on June 10 2013 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Aug 4 2013 in Bayfield, Ontario

* photo taken on July 17 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on July 25 2015 @ Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario


Mandevilla sanderi
Also called Dipladenia sanderi. A semi-climbing perennial, reaching up to 8 x 3 feet.
The large, scarlet-red, trumpet-shaped flowers appear all summer long. The flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Hardy zones 9 to 12 ( often planted as an annual in cooler climates ) in full sun on moist, fertile, well drained soil. It thrives in hot humid summers and is drought tolerant.

* photo taken on July 8 2016 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on July 24 2016 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Aug 12 2016 in Columbia, MD


Mandevilla splendens
A twining, evergreen woody vine, reaching a maximum height of 30 feet, that is native to mountain forests of southeastern Brazil.
The pointed, broad elliptical leaves, up to 8 inches in length, are glossy deep green. The leathery foliage is deeply veined.
The rose-pink ( with yellow center ) flowers, up to 4 inches across, are borne late spring to early summer.
Hardy zones 9 to 12 in partial shade on moist, fertile, well drained soil of any PH that is moist during the summer.
Old plants can be cut to the ground and will regrow. Patio container plants can be cut back hard and moved into a cool greenhouse during winter. Insect pests and disease rarely bother this plant.
Propagation is from semi-ripe cuttings taken during summer or seed sown during spring.

* photo taken on June 12 2013 in Columbia, MD


'Red Riding Hood'

* photo taken on June 12 2013 in Columbia, MD

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