Wanted: Mandevilla germinating info & where to get seeds

marbles_n_the_garden(DownEast Maine, Zone 5)February 17, 2008


This is my first post on this forum. I figure the folks here would know more about this plant. For the last few summers, I 8have bought Mandevilla vine plants. They can be pricey, and I can already tell, I will not be able to afford them this year. I wish to locate some seed for them. I have looked, but to no avail as yet. I also need some sprouting & growing information.

If anyone has seed or knows where to get some, PLMK.

Thank you so much,


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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

Robin, I tried sending you an answer to the question that you emailed me and got a message from yahoo saying that it was undeliverable. Anyhow, I am not sure where to get seeds right now..maybe on the FL or Calif. forums people may have more luck with thier mandevilleas being pollinated thereby have fresh seeds available. They seem to be pollinated better in tropical/subtropical enviornments.

My mandevillea had a pod last year but I didn't get any this year. I think that one pod was due to being pollinated by hawk/hummingbird moths.
You would probably get flowers sooner by starting with a plant. There are lots of online places that sell mandevillas and your Lowes or H. D. may have them come summer. Hope this helps.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 2:39PM
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marbles_n_the_garden(DownEast Maine, Zone 5)

That is helpful, thank you. I did not think to go on the CA and FL forums to look. I'll give it a try!

    Bookmark   February 21, 2008 at 12:41PM
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I have had the same 2 mandevilla vines growing in large plastic pots that have been growing every sumeer outside. One had a seed pod and that is how I grew the second vine. Took a long time to germinate, and three years before it bloomed. I can overwinter in the greenhouse and clip them back. Once warm enough, outside they go and usually flower quickly. A friend overwinters in the basement..

    Bookmark   February 22, 2008 at 12:35PM
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marbles_n_the_garden(DownEast Maine, Zone 5)

Would you be willing to share seed?

    Bookmark   February 23, 2008 at 6:51PM
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Robin...have you ever shopped at www.accentsforhomeandgarden.com ? They sell Mandevilla for 5.95 ...plants come in 4" growing pots..I've been shopping at Accents several years and have yet to be disappointed. Toni

    Bookmark   March 2, 2008 at 6:45PM
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