We're big fans of mandevilla and dipladenia at Australian Plants Online - they start flowering at tubestock plant size, they put on heaps of growth in the warmer months, they're very generous with their flowers, and easy to look after. The brand NEW Summerstar™ Mandevillas start flowering in late spring and bloom until autumn with flowers all the way up the stems.
APPEARANCE : Fast-growing twining vine with large trumpet-shaped deep pink flowers with a slight yellow centre from late spring to autumn. USES: Privacy screen, arbour, wall climber. Train to ramble over a trellis or sunny balcony for a brilliant flowering display. PLANTING: Plant in well drained soil in a full sun to part shade position in the garden. Prefers warm climates. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune as required to maintain form and fertilise with a slow release fertiliser in spring. Provide plenty of water during the summer heat. HEIGHT : 2-3M YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants with a healthy young root system and will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. Your plants may be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on. You can see an example in the image gallery.