Mandevilla splendens

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Mandevilla splendens
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M. splendens
Binomial name
Mandevilla splendens
Synonyms[1]
  • Dipladenia splendens (Hook.f.) A.DC.
  • Echites splendens Hook.f.
  • Micradenia splendens (Hook.f.) Miers

Mandevilla splendens (shining mandevilla) also called Dipladenia splendens, is a species of flowering plant in the dogbane family Apocynaceae. It is an evergreen vine, native to Brazil.[2]

It climbs by twining and can grow to 3 m (9.8 ft) high. It has wide green glossy leaves of elliptical or rectangular shape growing to 20 cm (7.9 in) long. The flowers are rose-pink with yellow centers, appearing from late spring to early summer. They are up to 10 cm (3.9 in) in length. It prefers temperatures remaining over 5–10 °C (41–50 °F).[2] In temperate zones it can be placed outside during the summer months, but must have protection in winter. It requires a sheltered spot in full sun. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species".
  2. ^ a b "Botanica. The Illustrated AZ of over 10000 garden plants and how to cultivate them", p. 563. Könemann, 2004. ISBN 3-8331-1253-0
  3. ^ "RHS Plantfinder - Mandevilla splendens". Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  4. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 64. Retrieved 4 April 2018.