Mandevilla – Sun Parasol® Giant Red Emperor

Garden Height
120 - 180
12 - 24
24 - 36
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
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Resists: Deer, Rabbits

Adapatable as House Plant

Continuous Re-Bloom

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Heat Tolerant

Long Blooming


Maintenance Notes

Mandevilla needs plenty of sun and does best when it is hot.  It will struggle if temperatures are lower than 45 degrees. It can be overwintered indoors with appropriate care.  It will go out of flower in the winter and may drop leaves to help it survive the winter. Do not over water in the winter, which is problematic.  Keeping the soil on the dry side can help mitigate root rot issues. Use good, well-drained potting soil with Mandevilla. Spider mites and mealy bugs can be problematic.  Treat as needed. Your local garden center can help you choose an appropriate treatment method.

Uses Notes

This tropical plant is a great option for containers with a trellis for it to climb.  

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, 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

None needed.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices.

Grower Tips

-In Southern climates with high light intensity, they will need light shade during the summer months.

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