Mandevilla 'Crimson Red'
Non-Stop Flowers for Months!
• Constant blooms from spring to fall
• Easy maintenance
• Perfect for trellises
• Great container plant
• Even attracts wildlife!
Bring the feel of the tropics home with this gorgeous evergreen vine. The Mandevilla 'Crimson Red' can grow up to 20 feet, and it will add brilliant colors to a wall or even a hanging garden. Trumpet shaped red flowers with a subtle scent adorn the vine from top to bottom. Droves of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds will find a second home in the Mandevilla!
With just a little care, you can enjoy years and years of dramatic crimson blooms. Mandevillas enjoy full sun with a well-drained moist soil. Allow the soil to dry out in the top 3 inches before watering. Apply a balanced organic liquid fertilizer every two weeks in the growing season for optimal flowering and growth. Plus, you can easily prune without shears by simply pinching. You can pinch off deadheads to encourage constant blooming. And you can even pinch back new vine growth to give your plant a more bushy feel.
The Mandevillas are sensitive to frost, so if you're in the north, you can grow your Mandevilla in a container and move it inside when the cold sets in. The vine will be happy in a south-facing window until spring comes again.
Pride of the Landscape
Since your Mandevilla is a natural upward grower, it is perfect for any trellis or pagoda. Or you can put it in a hanging container and enjoy the waterfall spill of crimson colors. Containers are nice touch too. You can move it to a porch or terrace, add some support, and watch the vine produce a tower of incredible blooms. Whatever decision you make, the Mandevilla will reward the eyes.