Mandevilla – Bombshell™ Red
Attracts: Bees, Hummingbirds
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Consistently moist, but not wet soils are the best possible conditions, but they can tolerate some dry soils. However, prolonged periods of dry conditions will cause leaf drop in response to the drought stress. An application of controlled release fertilizer at the beginning of the season and again in mid-summer will keep them looking their best. If yellowing leaves or leaf drop commences first check that water application is appropriate. If the issue continues, you may need to fertilize.
These plants are naturally upright, but can climb on a trellis with some help getting started with attachment to the trellis. In either application they are a gorgeous addition to your garden or patio.
Use in containers and landscapes. Can climb on a trellis with some help getting started with attachment to the trellis. Gorgeous plants make a great focal point.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Landscape, Specimen or Focal Point
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Dry to Moderate
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 10-12
6" and Gallon Pot :
7-9" Pot : 14-18
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 18-24
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices.
-In Southern climates with high light intensity, they will need light shade during the summer months.