Mandevilla are easy to care for, bloom tirelessly until the first frost of the year, and look gorgeous. They are real miracle flowers! You'll find information on their attributes, application, and availability here. Please do also read the pages on selecting and caring for mandevilla!
The first Mandevilla came from South America to Europe in 1861 and by 1900, were already popular indoor plants for winter gardens/conservatories, etc.. Since about 2000 they are experiencing a renaissance, especially in outdoor use. The newly created hybrids are easy to care for, especially because of excellent water retention (storage root), heat tolerance, and a long flowering period. Unlike clematis and rose, mandevilla are suitable for hot southern walls. They have excellent potential when it comes to representative detailed greening / partial greening at entrances of residential houses and shops, on balconies, terraces, pillars, in winter gardens, etc... The funnel-shaped white, pink, or red flowers are present from May to the first frost. But beware: shoots and leaves contain a white, inedible (even poisonous) rubbery sap!
Mandevilla can easily be shaped to a new growth habit -- you will find more information on that on the next page. The forms that are most interesting for facade greening have twining shoots and grow slowly. You might need material to bind and tie the mandevilla.
One or several mandevilla can share a single pot -- the number of mandevilla will determine the price. Two versions are available for most mandevilla: the less expensive version is less dense and will grow fewer flowers. This version is a good choice when it is placed in a heated winter garden where it can grow over the years.
The more expensive mandevilla guarantee a full-blown flowering in the year that they are bought; either there will be a particularly strong, branching plant in the pot, or alternatively, several medium-sized plants will share the same pot.
In addition to the number of plants, the size of the pot and the height of the plant also determine the price. The more expensive version has already formed more roots in the large pot, is better branched, and will flower more abundantly. But it also had to stand in the greenhouse for weeks or months longer! If you plan on hibernating your mandevilla, a small plant will suffice, which in later years and in the large pot will flower no less abundantly than its expensive sister!