السبت 22 يونيو 2024

How to grow amazing vine mandevilla from seed

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Mandevilla is a great way to add a splash of color to any sunny vertical space in your garden. With big showy blooms that continue all summer and the fact that the plant is lowmaintenance makes it a top vine choice. Mandevilla vines have seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years and breeding work continues to expand the vines varieties.
Mandevillas are all about the big tropicallooking blooms. They come in shades of pink red and white and many shades in between. Now theres a new color added to the range a beautiful apricot. The large fivepetaled blooms often have a rich golden throat inside that adds to the tropical look. Flowers are borne in clusters that will continue to grow and add more buds all the time. Be careful not to damage these growing points of the bloom clusters or new buds will not form on that stalk. The size of the blooms can vary quite a bit depending on the variety. In general smaller flowers tend to be much more abundant and the larger blooms are a little more sparse but quite grand.

Although mandevilla is not classified as toxic to animals by the ASPCA it can be mildly toxic when ingested so keep the plant in a spot away from curious kids or pets. Also the milky sap it exudes when cut can irritate skin upon contact.
Where to Plant Mandevilla
While mandevilla is usually grown as an annual because it dies when exposed to nearfreezing temperatures it can be overwintered indoors. It is perennial in the frostfree areas of USDA Hardiness Zones 1011. Mandevilla is an excellent choice for the garden or patio.
How and When to Plant Mandevilla
Plant mandevilla outside in mid to late spring after the temperature consistently exceeds at least 50F. Vining varieties benefit from a trellis
or other support. If you plan to overwinter the plant indoors plant it in a container with drainage holes and filled with allpurpose potting soil.