Dipladenia and Chilean Jasmine – Mandevilla X amabilis and M. laxa Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Dipladenia and Chilean Jasmine Botanical Name: Mandevilla X amabilis and M. laxa, man-de-VIL-a a-ma-BIL-is Flower Color: Pink, White, Yellow Availability: Year Round 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. 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.