dipladenia red riding hood

jspeachyn5August 13, 2008

Have any of you over winter this plant?

this is another one that I purchased this year.

I think I may need to dig and bring this one in too.

I had the idea I could keep it in the ground since it is a vine, guess not.

would I need to cut it back?

this sort of thing makes me wish I had the "web" for this forum handy before I buy plants. lol. I know I would think what ever I wanted would be gone before I went back to get it.

Bonnie

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gldno1

Bonnie, I had to look this one up....also known as mandevilla which I had heard of.

I have never had one but love them. A lady has one on her front porch rail that I enjoy every time we go to Ash Grove.

I found this information on them on Dave'
s Garden website. You might check it out.

Here is a link that might be useful: mandevilla/dipladenia redriding hood

    Bookmark   August 14, 2008 at 7:48AM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

I kept a mandevilla for years by cutting it back to about 12 inches tall every year before frost and bringing it in for the winter. I kept mine near a south window and had to pinch it back occasionally to keep it from climbing to the ceiling before I could move it back out again in the spring. I planted mine in the ground the first year and then just kept it in a big pot after that so it would be easier to move.
There's sooo many plants that can be brought in for the winter like that. I wish I had a big sunroom to keep them in over winter.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2008 at 8:12AM
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jspeachyn5

thanks' everyone.
I will just keep it in a pot from now on.
Christie does it like to be root crowded in the pot or plenty of room? My corn plant likes to crowded.
Bonnie

    Bookmark   August 14, 2008 at 10:11AM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

Mine was in the same 3 or 4 gallon pot (I'm guessing) the whole time I had it. It bloomed every summer but it might have done better if I repotted it once in awhile or something. Warning - I'm not good with houseplants. It looked the best the first year when it was in the ground but I was too lazy to plant it and dig it up again every year.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2008 at 10:24AM
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