Friday, February 17, 2012

Mandevilla




I saw this beautiful crimson Mandevilla at my friend Connie's house. Her friend from Canada gave it to her. Connie's friend was delighted that the Mandevilla here bloom for a long period.

Mandevilla (play /ˌmændɨˈvɪlə/)[2] is a genus of plants belonging to the family Apocynaceae, the Periwinkle family. It consists of about 100 species, mostly tropical and subtropical flowering vines.

Mandevilla is native to Central and South America and many Mandevillas come originally from the Serra dos Órgãos forests in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The genus was named after Henry Mandeville (1773-1861), a British diplomat and gardener.[3]

Mandevillas develop spectacular flowers in warm climates. The flowers come in a variety of colours, including white, pink, yellow, and red. As climbers, Mandevillas can be trained against a wall or trellis to provide a leafy green and often flowering picture of beauty. They have a tendency to attract insects like mealybugs and scales.



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14 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

A beautiful red!

Happy weekend.

Titania said...

Ann, the mandevillas are so beautiful. This red one especially.
They should be easy to grow in pots as well, but have never been very successful with them.

Ginny said...

We have none here, so pretty!!!

Luna Miranda said...

first time i have seen this flower. gorgeous, vibrant color!

Jama said...

Gorgeous! I don't think I've seen such flowers here.

Linda Makiej said...

so gorgeous!!!

Meeha Meeha said...

I've never seen this flower before, it's full of grace:) Great shot!

maiaT said...

Yes, its a very showy vine with lovely flowers.
I only saw in the flower center, they had all colors.

Chelsea said...

Wonderful shot. What a great red color.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful!

Eden said...

Love this flower. Great shots.

NixBlog said...

Hello Ann, finally got here as I have been very busy with both work and home life!

Mandevillas are wonderful showy flowers and you have captured your wonderful specimen well.

Thank you for taking part in Floral Friday Fotos!

Cheryl said...

Such a lovely flower and that red is vibrant.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful flower.

Regards and best wishes