Saturday, January 2, 2016

Mandevillas




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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1 comment:

Nick V. said...

Delightful, Ann! Happy New Year.
Thanks for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme. Look forward to seeing more of your photos in 2016!