wild allmanda - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sam_urrutia
August 9, 2008
wild allmanda; define plant type , caring, growing season, purchased at home depot in visalia, ca.

Answer from NGA
August 9, 2008
Wild allamanda is botanically Urechites lutea and is often called yellow mandevilla.
The flower color is almost neon yellow and it grows as a vine-like shrub when it is young. Left to it own devices, it develops into a sprawling vine climbing over nearby shrubs, trees and other structures. Flowers are about 2-3 inches across, produced year-round on stem tips. There are usually some flowers on the plant all year long, although the plant is not covered with flowers the way allamanda usually is. Flowering period: June-October. It will grow in full sun to part shade and is drought tolerant once established. As a caution, you should know that all parts of plant are considered poisonous if ingested and handling the plant may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals.

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