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Mandevilla x amabilis 'Alice du Pont'

Mandevilla × amoena 'Alice du Pont'


Very popular, Mandevilla x amabilis 'Alice du Pont' is a semi-evergreen, woody, twining climber with sprays of up to 20 large, bright icy pink, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 4 in. across (10 cm), with a deep red throat. Blooming periodically in summer, the blossoms contrast against the lush foliage of slightly wrinkled, oval, shiny bright green leaves, 6 in. long (15 cm). Evergreen in warm climates.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 12-15 ft. tall (360-450 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in moist, well-drained soils. Appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer areas. Water occasionally to regularly.
  • Excellent choice for arbors, trellises, pergolas and containers.
  • Virtually disease free. Keep an eye out for whiteflies, spider mites and mealybugs.
  • Pinch to promote shrubby growth. Prune in late winter. Shorten sideshoots to within 3-4 buds of the permanent framework of branches to promote more compact growth and encourage the formation of flower buds.
  • Propagate by seed sown with heat in spring, or root softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer, with bottom heat.
  • May cause mild stomach upset if eaten, sap may cause skin irritation. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Mandevilla
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Mandevilla
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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