Golden-Trumpet – Allamanda cathartica 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: Golden-Trumpet, Common Allamanda Botanical Name: Allamanda cathartica, al-a-MAN-da Decorative Life: Weeks, months to years. Flower Color: Brown, Purple, Red, Yellow Availability: Year Round Family Roots: Member of the Apocynaceae (dogbane family). Native of South America. Related species include vinca, oleander, periwinkle. Personality: Plant is a tropical flowering vine. Classed as a dicotyledon, leaves not parallel veined. Flowers trumpet shaped. Storage Specifics: Chill sensitive, store above 55F. Tidbits: In warm countries this species thrives on walls and fences. Stems have a milky sap. The specific epithet name of “cathartica” means cleansing. Named after Dr. Allamand, professor of natural history in Leyden in the late 1700’s. Will generally do well in light levels at least bright enough to read a newspaper in comfort but more light would be better.