Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of American apocynaceous plants of the tribe Echitideœ and the subtribe Euechitideœ. The flowers grow in simple racemes, and have a funnel-shaped corolla, a calyx with five scales or an indefinite number of glands, and a disk which is five-parted or has five scales. They are tall climbing shrubs, with opposite feather-veined leaves, and simple racemes of yellow, white, or rarely violet flowers, which are usually large and showy. About 30 species have been described, from Mexico, the West Indies, and tropical America. M. suaveolens, known as the Chili jasmine, is remarkable for its very fragrant snowy-white flowers, and is common in cultivation.
- n. genus of tropical South American tuberous perennial woody vines with large racemose flowers and milky sap
“Steve Morris, a retired Navy officer, marvels at how well mandevilla vertically complements the color and scale of his gray stucco townhouse in Old Town Alexandria.”
“My favorite plant this year is the small leafed coleus, crayola-green leaves with deep purple centers, tucked under the mandevilla and potato vine.”
“There were anthuriums and a dozen species of climbing vines and lianas, morning glories, mandevilla, and philodendrons.”
“In a lively panel discussion about new plants, Berg also showed off the compact, trailing Vogue mandevilla vines, which are recommended for hanging baskets and containers.”
“Coming this spring is a new mandevilla that just may have you thinking of Old Glory.”
“I received a beautiful Sun Parasol Crimson mandevilla plant for Mother's Day that I planted in the backyard.”
“What kind of leaf fungus makes the leaves yellow with black spots on a mandevilla? en Español”
“Eventually, sometime in mid-January, even the real prima donnas, like the mandevilla vine, start to shake off the sulks.”
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