Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mandevilla Vine

Mandevilla Vine
Mandevilla x amabilis 'Moonlight Parfait'
Synonyms: ‘Monite’, Mandevilla x amoena

For the first time in many years we are not growing any Mandevilla. The spring stock just didn’t look good and I am slightly happy to be free of the maintenance that this vine takes. From my experience this pink one is not as easy to grow as the red flowering one with glossy leaves, which is actually a different species of plant. You can see the fungus already setting in on this one and it hadn’t even left the nursery yet. To be fair to Mandevilla I have never grown one in the ground just in containers.


Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I haven't done Mandevilla for a loooonnngg time. My mom has them, saves them in the garage from year to year. I don't ever remember seeing any fungus or anything on hers. (we used to live next door). Wonder if it is your cooler nights?

SandyCarlson said...

It sure is pretty even if it is needy!