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MANDEVILLA 'Red Velvet'

Image of Mandevilla 'Red Velvet' PP12238

Lake Area Nursery, Inc.

Family

Apocynaceae

Botanical Name

MANDEVILLA 'Red Velvet' PP12238

Plant Common Name

Mandevilla, Red Velvet Mandevilla

General Description

The rich magenta red, ruffled blooms of Mandevilla ‘Red Velvet’ provide vibrant summer color to sunny garden spots. This twining hybrid vine has shiny dark green lance-shaped leaves and bears many long-lasting, large blooms of magenta red with yellow throats. It has better heat and cold tolerance than other mandevillas and is fast growing. It was bred by John F. Gray of Hawthorne, Florida and was chosen as a seedling of a self-pollinated Mandevilla Janell™ (‘PSJAM LP1’).

Mandevilla are tropical favorites that originate from Central and South America. The woody vines are evergreen and have glossy green, opposite leaves that emit milky sap when broken. The fabulous flowers are funnel-shaped with five broad spreading petal lobes. They bloom all year around, if weather is warm and accommodating, and may occur singly or in clusters.

Plant Mandevilla in full to partial sun and moist, well-drained soil. They like warm temperatures and are frost sensitive. Where not hardy, they are best grown in containers that can be moved to a bright warm spot indoors to overwinter. They climb by twining stems, and need substantial support. Strong pergolas, trellises, or fences are best. Mandevilla are magnets for mealybugs and aphids, so check them often for infestations, particularly when grown indoors.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Vine/Liana

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    15'-20' / 4.6m - 6.1m

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Magenta

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Tan, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Houseplant, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Tropical, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No