Mandevilla x amabilis ‘Moonlight Parfait'
Mandevilla x amabilis ‘Moonlight Parfait' is exceptional, semi-double pink buds that are white with pink throats when opened. It is a very willing bloomer with a long flowering season.
If your pergola, trellis, garden arch or wire fence is still bare because you can't decide what evergreen flowering creeper or vine to plant, then pause here, because you can't go wrong with the magnificent mandevilla. Once planted, for much of the year it will treat you to beautiful clouds of bright pink, trumpet-shaped flowers. Gardeners who have been around for a while may remember using earlier varieties of this plant, particularly for training up the concertina-like trellises that were used as features on sunny suburban verandas, or to screen off unattractive sights such as the washing line. They were called dipladenias in those days, from the botanical name Dipladenia splendens, which has since been relegated in favour of the name Mandevilla splendens. Plant breeders have been really busy with the genetic material from this exotic genus, and out of their efforts have come the prettiest and the best creeping and semi-creeping plants for large gardens with arches and pergolas, and small gardens where these treasured plants find homes in pots.