Mandevilla ¡Á ¡®Alice du Pont¡¯ (man-da-VEE-yah)
Tropical Sun Vine Spacing 3-7 Feet
HABIT: Fast-climbing vine with large oval leaves and pink trumpet like flowers that bloom from early summer till the first hard freeze. Needs wire or structure to get started. Also a lovely white-flowering variety.
CULTURE: Treat this tropical vine as an annual¡ªwhen it freezes, throw away. Likes well-prepared soil, moisture, and regular fertilization.
USES: Climbing vine for summer color. Good in pots set by post or arbor.
PROBLEMS: Few if any. Red spider if in stress.
NOTES: I highly recommend for tough and dramatic annual summer color. Native to Central and South America.