Diamantina Agathe Red 250mm
Mandevilla Agathe White is a new cultivar that has been created in France by the D.H.M.Innovation breeding company by Lannes as part of the 'Diamantina Collection'. They are similar to the 'Sundaville' series though with more rounded petals.
It is a vigorous grower with large glossy green leaves and white with golden throat flowers.
They can be grown in pots but are seen at their best with a strong trellis to climb up.
Mandevilla are wonderful bloomers, producing strikingly attractive flowers for most of the year.
Soil: Well drained soils are best in a sunny location. Some shade is tolerated though the more sun, the more they will produce bushy growth and more blooms.
Maintenance: Keep watered and add a slow release fertiliser to maximise foliage and blooms.
Trim back after flowering to promote bushy growth. Pinching out new growth tips can also help potted plants to remain tighter and more compact.
Diseases: Aphids can be an occasional problem - remove with a water jet.
Comments: Mandevilla are native to Southwestern USA, Mexico, Central America, West Indies and South America, especially Brazil.
The Mandevilla genus was named after Henry Mandeville (1773-1861), a British diplomat and gardener.