Mandevilla, Dipladenia '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
Registered or introduced: 2008


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:



Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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


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!


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... read more