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PlantFiles: Mandevilla, Dipladenia
Mandevilla 'Sun Parasol Dark Red'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mandevilla (man-de-VILL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sun Parasol Dark Red
Additional cultivar information: (PP19672; Sun Parasol™ series, aka Sunparabeni)
Hybridized by Ruys; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008

One vendor has this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From leaf cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Bazuhi On Sep 30, 2012, Bazuhi from Downers Grove, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Love these plants and so far so good over wintering them in my house

Positive hutchygirl On Aug 30, 2011, hutchygirl from Stow, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have two Mandevillas and liked them so well I bought one for my mom! Mine have been transplanted and receive full, southern mom's is still in original soil and pot, receives a few hours of northern exposure sun and is twice the size of mine and vining all over the place! We are both unsure of how to over-winter them, however, since they are not reported to grow in our zone (5b, OH), which can have quite vicious winters! Any help would be appreciated!

Positive DallasPark01826 On Sep 18, 2009, DallasPark01826 from Dracut, MA wrote:

My plant is just beautiful, more blooms than I hoped for. It's on a deck that gets morning sun, then filtered sun...many trees. I'm not a gardener, just bought this plant because it is so beautiful. I'm hoping to winter it over, live in a I'm going to try my luck in a spare room with good sunlight, and keep the heat off in there, as best I can. We have a very small deck, abutting a wooded area, and there is hardly room to sit..plants everywhere I can fit them. This is my first time on Dave's Garden page, but I've found so much helpful information. First off, the identifier that was in this plant said it was Mandevilla Alice looking through the pages here, I found out what it really is. Thanks for all the lovely picture postings, when I figure out what's what, I'll try my luck at that too.
They call me Dallas...but that's because this complex is called Dallas Park, and when we moved here in '06, too many neighbors had the same first we're in Dracut Ma. on the NH state line.
Sorry I don't have great information to share, maybe next year I can be more informative.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Long Beach, California
Lake City, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Downers Grove, Illinois
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
Dracut, Massachusetts
Newhebron, Mississippi
Fairport, New York
Akron, Ohio
Stow, Ohio
Austin, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
, Virginia

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