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Alice Du Pont Mandevilla
This evergreen, twining, tropical vine produces stunning rose-pink trumpet flowers from spring until fall; a lovely choice for trellises, garden fences or walls; prefers part shade.
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Other Species Names: Dipladenia
Plant Height: 144 in.
Spread: 24 in.
Plant Form: spreading
Summer Foliage Color: dark green
Minimum Sunlight: partial shade
Maximum Sunlight: full sun
Alice Du Pont Mandevilla features bold rose tubular flowers with hot pink throats along the branches from late spring to mid fall. Its glossy pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Alice Du Pont Mandevilla is a multi-stemmed tropical vine with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration; Insects Alice Du Pont Mandevilla is recommended for the following landscape applications; Accent Hedges/Screening General Garden Use Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Alice Du Pont Mandevilla will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it should either be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation. Alice Du Pont Mandevilla is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.