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Allamanda - a Queen of every blooming garden, in Her diversity...

Allamanda

Allamanda voilacea

Allamanda

Allamanda violacea Cherry Jubilee

Allamanda

Allamanda x Alba (Blanca)

Allamanda

Allamanda Cream

Allamanda

Allamanda Chocolate

Allamanda

Allamanda Indonesia Sunset

Allamanda

Allamanda hendersonii

Strophanthus gratus

Strophanthus gratus

Scientific name: Allamanda spp.
Family: Apocynaceae
Varieties in colors: Yellow (single and double, dwarf, bush, vine), Cherry, White, Peach, Chocolate, Cream, Golden-Orange
Origin: Tropical America, Thailand hybrids

Summer season is coming, with all its colors and beauty. There are not so many plants as popular in warm climate gardens as Allamanda with its golden trumpets covering the entire plant year around. It is easy in cultivation, fast growing and will add color and sunshine in any landscape in no time.

Recently a few new interesteing cultivars were brought into the plant market, and "Cherry Jubilee" vine became one of the most popular and sought after. Cream and chocolate flowers vary in shades. Very rare hybrid from Thai land with white flowers is called "Alba" or "Blanca" - it has smaller leaves and is more delicate vine than traditional vigorous yellow flower species. Some varieties, including "Cherry" and "Blanca", are sweetly fragrant, especially during warm evening hours.

Allamandas are different in shapes and growth habit. From a dwarf shrub (Allamanda schottii 'Compacta') suitable for boarders to full-size shrubs (Allamanda cathartica) and vigorous vines that can cover a fence with a beautiful blooming mass within 1-2 seasons (Allamanda hendersonii, Allamanda violacea Cherry Jubilee).

There are many plants close-related to Allamanda that have similar looking flowers, of more colors and shades. It's another garden favorite - Mandevilla (one of the most spectacular is Mandevilla x amoena Alice du Pont); rose-scented Strophantus gratus (Rose Allamanda) - relatively new plant, color of its flowers has mixed shades of light pink, lavender and cherry; Urechites - known also as Wild Allamanda or Yellow Mandevilla; Cryptostegia grandiflora (Purple Allamanda) - with very showy bright purple flowers and attractive glossy leaves (hence called Rubber Vine).

Allamandas, mandevillas and other close related plants mentioned here, all belong to Apocinaceae - the plant family that also inclused famous fragrant Plumerias, showy desert roses - Adeniums, and lovely white flowered Tabernaemontanas (Pinwheel flowers). All these plants have milky sap and all parts of them are poisonous - do not eat or chew them, and educate your kids about these plants' properties. However, house pets and other animals are not in danger. These plants are harmless for them.

Order the plants
with flowers and/or buds:

Allamandas:

buy Allamanda collection: 5 plants for the price of 3!

  • Allamanda violacea Cherry Jubilee
  • Allamanda cathartica (nerifolia)
  • Allamanda hendersonii
  • Allamanda schottii 'Compacta'
  • Allamanda x Alba (Blanca)
 

buy Allamanda violacea Cherry Jubilee - vine, cherry

buy Allamanda cathartica (nerifolia) - bush, yellow

buy Allamanda hendersonii - vine, yellow

buy Allamanda schottii 'Compacta' - dwarf, yellow

buy Allamanda x Alba (Blanca) - rare vine, white

Related plants:

buy Cryptostegia grandiflora - purple, vine or standard

buy Strophanthus gratus - pink, vine

buy Urechites lutea - yellow, vine

buy Mandevilla x amoena Alice du Pont - pink, vine

Pictures of the actual plants for sale, in 1 gal containers
(pictures taken May-June 2007):

Allamanda violacea
Cherry Jubilee

allamanda

Allamanda hendersonii

allamanda

Allamanda schottii
'Compacta'



allamanda

Allamanda cathartica
(nerifolia)

More featured plants...

Allamanda

Allamanda cathartica (nerifolia)

Allamanda

Allamanda hendersonii

allamanda

Compare growth habit of Allamanda schottii 'Compacta' (left) and Allamanda cathartica (right)

Allamanda

Seed pod of Allamanda cathartica

Urechites lutea

Urechites lutea

Cryptostegia

Cryptostegia grandiflora

Mandevilla x amoena

Mandevilla x amoena Alice du Pont

Allamanda

Allamanda williamsii

 

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