Summer Romance Bush Pink Mandevilla
Mandevilla 'Summer Romance Bush Pink'
Summer Romance Bush Pink Mandevilla flowers
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Plant Height: 18 inches
Flower Height: 24 inches
Spread: 16 inches
Hardiness Zone: 6b
Other Names: Dipladenia
Group/Class: Summer Romance Series
This variety produces stunning pink trumpet flowers from spring until fall, on a bushy, mounded habit; perfect for containers and baskets; great for full sun gardens
Summer Romance Bush Pink Mandevilla features bold rose tubular flowers with gold throats along the stems from late spring to mid fall. Its glossy pointy leaves emerge light green in spring, turning dark green in color the rest of the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Summer Romance Bush Pink Mandevilla is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Summer Romance Bush Pink Mandevilla is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Summer Romance Bush Pink Mandevilla will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 16 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Summer Romance Bush Pink Mandevilla is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.