Dipladenia and Chilean Jasmine


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Dipladenia and Chilean Jasmine
Common Name: Dipladenia and Chilean Jasmine
Botanical Name: Mandevilla X amabilis and M. laxa (man-de-VIL-a a-ma-BIL-is)
Decorative Life:
Family Roots:
  • Members of the Apocynaceae (dogbane family).
  • Native to the Tropical Americas.
  • Relatives include vinca, oleander and periwinkle.
Personality:
  • Flowers are tubular, opening to saucer-shaped, 2-4 inches wide, in clusters among leaves.
  • Stems twining, leaves glossy, oval, 3-8 inches long.
  • Flowers are fragrant.
Availability: Year-round.
Flower Color: Bluish-pink to deep rose, white or blush, yellow depending on cultivar.
Storage Specifics: Chill sensitive, store above 55F.
Tidbits:
  • Named after Henry John Mandeville, once British minister stationed in Buenos Aires.
  • Will generally do well in light levels at least bright enough to read a newspaper in comfort but more light would be better.