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MANDEVILLA (SUN PARASOL® CRIMSON)

Image of Mandevilla 'Sunmandecrim' (SUN PARASOL® CRIMSON, SUN PARASOL® SERIES) PP15539

Holly Chichester

Family

Apocynaceae

Botanical Name

MANDEVILLA 'Sunmandecrim'( SUN PARASOL® CRIMSON, SUN PARASOL® SERIES) PP15539

Plant Common Name

Mandevilla, Sun Parasol® Mini Crimson Mandevilla

General Description

The big, beautiful, long-lasting blooms of the vigorous vines in this series are dazzling. Sun Parasol® Crimson is a hybrid between Mandevilla atroviolacea and Mandevilla amabilis x boliviensis ‘Sunmandeho’. It is grown for large blooms of true red with orange throats. The stout vines are bushy with large dark olive green leaves. They are fast growing and ideal for a garden trellis and containers with support.

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

Plant Mandevilla in full sun 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 around structures and may need support, so plant along pergolas, trellises, or fences. They 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

    8'-10' / 2.4m - 3.0m

  • 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, Fuchsia, Crimson

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, 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

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

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

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds