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Mandevillas!!! #29300
August 9th, 2005 at 07:11 AM
August 9th, 2005 at 07:11 AM
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Oh...OH...OOOO....something GREW!!! Like really happily grew...in a pot...with giant hot pink flowers all over!! flw flw These things are just climbing right up the patio trellis and draping over my big cushy chair. Its like heaven...finally. :rolleyes:

So I ran back over to home depot to get a couple more of these ($19.99 for about a 4 foot plant) and they were sold out. So I went over to our local Armstrongs nursery...and they had ONE...sadly drooping...not nearly as tall and lovely...for a whoppin...$79.99. :p :p Needless to say I didn't buy it! laugh

Re: Mandevillas!!! #29301
August 9th, 2005 at 07:13 AM
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WHOA! that's a hefty price! They are gorgeous though - I was drooling/kicking&screaming over one last week (not sure if you saw my thread) when I found out they weren't hardy in my zone! Whoosh though, for $80 it would definitely be worth taking it in to overwinter! laugh


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Re: Mandevillas!!! #29302
August 9th, 2005 at 08:57 AM
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They are at my walmart for $6.99 they got yellow ones this year.They had the pink ones in the larger size.
They form a tuber that you can overwinter.

They ARE wonderful...just ask my ducks........they ate the bottom 2 ft.


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Re: Mandevillas!!! #29303
August 9th, 2005 at 09:02 AM
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ters Dagnab ducks!

I didn't know they formed a tuber...how big would you say they grow in a season? The mandevillas, not the ducks laugh


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Re: Mandevillas!!! #29304
August 9th, 2005 at 09:20 AM
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Mine got to about 10 ft.Your grow season is much shorter.I would guess you'll get 8 ft.they like rich soil.
The tubers are about 3 inches.a lil thicker than a dahila tuber.


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Re: Mandevillas!!! #29305
August 9th, 2005 at 08:26 PM
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That would be great...I have to look for these again - hopefully at walmart for a little bit o' money wink Thanks!


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Re: Mandevillas!!! #29306
August 9th, 2005 at 09:26 PM
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Walmart..$6.99? Wow! I'll have to go look into that...thanks!

Re: Mandevillas!!! #29307
August 10th, 2005 at 02:06 AM
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njoynit, how do you over-winter yours? Mine didn't grow well this year for some reason. I'd like to save them and get them going again next spring.


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