Mandevilla (Dipladenia; Rocktrumpet)

Mandevilla is a genus of about 200 species of climbing perennials in the family Apocynaceae, mostly native to South America.
These tropical vines are one of the most versatile plants you can grow in your summer garden. Their beautiful, showy flowers bloom in various colors and shades and form a conspicuous contrast to the green foliage, adding a tropical flair to any landscape.

Name meaning

The genus was named in honor of Henry Mandeville (1773-1861), a British diplomat and gardener who discovered it while serving in Argentina in the 19th century.

Mandevilla symbolism

Mandevilla is a symbol of thoughtlessness.

Interesting facts about Mandevilla

Mandevilla or Dipladenia?

Mandevilla is also known as Dipladenia. Actually, the genus Mandevilla includes plants that were formerly called Dipladenia. The botanists have reclassified them all into the genus Mandevilla.

Mandevilla Plant Data