An attractive. climber, Mandevilla sanderi (syn. Dipladenia sanderi) comes from South America and is sometimes known as Brazilian jasmine. It belongs to the plant family Apocynaceae. It has pretty, funnel-shaped flowers in colours of pink, white or red from late spring till autumn. It seems to do best in a large pot, growing over some sort of support such as an obelisk or trellis.
The plant needs to be kept well watered in summer and flower bests in a sunny position (though preferably with some shelter in the hottest part of the day in summer). It is said to grow to 4.5 m in height but I have never seen one of that dimension: in our climate, where it is at the lower end of its comfort zone, it is usually quite compact and can even be grown as a sort of pendulous shrub. I have also seen it grown as a sprawling groundcover. It is propagated from cuttings taken in spring or summer.
Flowers in January, February, November, December.