Mandevilla Springs to Life | A Great Mothers Day Gift!

Gaga's Garden - Susan Fox
by Gaga's Garden - Susan Fox
Mandevilla gives an elegant lush tropical look to your garden. It has stunning trumpet-shape flowers in shades of pink, white, or red. Mandevilla is usually grown as an annual, though I overwintered it indoors in my heated garage. Like my lantana I thought it did not survive since it is grown as a perennial only in zone 10. After putting what looked like "dead" vines outside here's the new growth springing to life as of yesterday May 9th. Mandevilla makes an excellent gift. Here are all the plant features and details:
Type: sun
Annual, Perennial, Vine
Height: Under 12 inches to 20 feet
Width: Climbs to 20 feet
Flower colors: pink, white, red
Fall Bloom, Summer Bloom
Deer Resistant
Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
Zones: 10-11
Pink Parfait mandevilla
Mandevilla x amabilis 'Rita Marie Green' bears double pale-pink blooms all summer long. It climbs to 20 feet. Zones 10-11
'Red Riding Hood' mandevilla
Mandevilla sanderi 'Red Riding Hood' bears rich, deep-pink flowers with yellow throats and glossy green foliage. Climbs to 12 feet. Zones 10-11
Sun Parasol Crimson mandevilla
Mandevilla 'Sunmandecrim' bears intense crimson-red blooms on a semibushy plant that can reach 15 feet. Zones 10-11
Mandevilla laxa bears fragrant white flowers in summer and early autumn. It climbs to 15 feet. Zones 10-11
*Please note if you have small children or pets these plants are poisonous.
Elegant and Tropical Look of Mandevilla
Hanging Baskets Add Fun in the Garden
'Pink Parfait'
Zone 6 Mandevilla New Growth Yesterday
After the harsh winter many plants are very late in their reemergence this spring. I am surprised and delighted since Mandevilla is a tropical to see it is springing back to life.
This is Lantana Sun Parasol Spring Back
This is the the same hanging basket that you see featured above of Sun Parasol Mandevilla. Mandevilla gives elegance and charm to every garden and I think it makes a lovely gift. Happy Mothers Day :)
Magnificent Trumpet Shaped Flowers
Frequently asked questions
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  • Pam Pam on Mar 14, 2016
    I have a pot full of daisies that I left out all winter in NJ. Green leafs are starting ti pop up from the middle. Do I cut away the dead branches or leave them?

  • Brandy Lee Prati Brandy Lee Prati on May 09, 2018

    can you plant it in a bigger pot and just put it in the ground and take it our once colder temps arrive?

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  • Brandy Lee Prati Brandy Lee Prati on May 09, 2018

    i planted my tropical mandevilla last summer. it was so beautiful, it grew a lot and wrapped around my fence. It was so beautiful. i mulched, pruned a bit, but left it in the ground. It has clay like color stems and some are greyish. i don't know if it's dead or dormant.

    • Brandy,

      Mandevilla are only able to survive in the ground in tropical climate zone 9 otherwise they must be a container plant, I bring mine in the house for the winter, but you can wait a bit to see if it turns green otherwise I think you will have to replace it. You can put it in a container to bring in or just know if you plant and aren’t in a tropical climate it probably won’t survive. I’m sorry. I know how beautiful it was.

      Susan Fox

  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on May 10, 2018

    I live in Fort Worth now, having lived in Houston for 9 years. My mandevilla was on my patio year round and came back every year. If there was going to be a hard freeze I covered it with a blanket to protect it as it is a tropical plant. Hope this helps!