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Dipladenia splendens 'Red Riding Hood' (Dipladenia, Mandevilla)

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Plant description

dipladenia splendens dipladenia red riding hood(1)

Dipladenia 'Red Riding Hood' is an evergreen twining climbing plant that bears large red flowers that age to pink. They flower mainly in summer, also in spring and autumn. In warmer climates it can flower year round. It has attractive, dark glossy foliage. It is a frost tender plant. It likes bright light to semi shade, but needs some protection from full sun. It is a great climber which can also be used for hanging baskets, trained into a small shrub shape or as a trailing plant over banks. It grows well as a container plant. It is an easy care, mainly trouble free plant.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red, pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 5.5-7

Pests

Aphids, mites, mealy bug

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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