Pink Mandevilla Vine - Knowledgebase Question

Merritt Island, FL
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Question by A2Bella
November 20, 1997
What information can you give me on the Pink Mandevilla vine?

Answer from NGA
November 20, 1997
The genus Mandevilla has two distinct cultivars, one an evergreen vine and the other a deciduous vine. M 'Alice du Pont' and M. splendens are both tropical plants that can be grown outdoors in warm climates or as greenhouse or indoor plants. They are evergreen, grow 20 - 30 feet, and have twining stems with dark green, glossy leaves. They have clusters of pink flowers that appear from April to November.

Mandevilla laxa, or Chilean Jasmine is a deciduous vine with similar appearance, but is grown outdoors where it is cut back to the ground each year. The roots are hardy to about 5 degrees F. Each spring it grows from the roots, to about 15 feet, and flowers all summer.

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