Mandevilla Tropical Vine - Teepee (Not available for shipping)
Bold and showy, mandevilla definitely makes a dramatic statement in landscapes and container gardens. This tropical vine bears a nonstop supply of large, trumpet-shaped blooms in shades of red, pink, and white. It's also lovely in landscape beds and borders -- and is frequently used to climb up and over arbors and trellises.
Mandevilla produces masses of bright, pink, red and white trumpet-shaped flowers which may grow 4 inches (10 cm.) across. The plants are not winter hardy in all Canadian zones and have a temperature minimum of 45-50 F. (7-10 C.). Unless you are in the tropical south, you will need to grow Mandevilla as a houseplant in the fall and winter. This plant has particular needs and growing Mandevilla vine indoors can take some space.
The vine is hardy to USDA zone 9, which means you need to grow Mandevilla as a houseplant during the fall and winter in cooler climes. In nature the vines twine around any available edifice or support and can grow up to 30 feet (9 m.) in length. They prefer partial sun in rich moist soil with plenty of organic matter. As outdoor plants, they need water frequently and fertilizer every two weeks in spring and summer with a high phosphorus food. The plant will go dormant in winter and may even lose some of its leaves but will regrow when spring warms up the air. The best temperatures for Mandevilla are above 60 F. (15 C.) at night.