Mandevilla are easy to care for, bloom tirelessly until the first frost of the year and are incredibly beautiful to look at. They are real miracle flowers! You'll find information on use, properties 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 were already popular indoor plants for winter gardens etc. around 1900. 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. Mandevilla are suitable for hot southern walls, more so than clematis and roses. They have excellent potential when it comes to representative detailed greenings, 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 to poisonous latex juice!
Mandevilla can easily be shaped in 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 one pot - the number of Mandevilla will determine the price. Two versions are available for most Mandevillas: the less expensive version is less dense and will grow less flowers. This version is a good choice when the Mandevilla is place 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 - two or more plants share the same pot, or it is one very large, densely ramified plant.
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 plants have already formed more roots in the large pot, are better branched and will flower more abundantly. But they also had to stand in the greenhouse for weeks or months longer! If you plan on hibernating your Mandevilla, it will grow over the years and flower as abundantly as its expensive sisters!