Sunday, April 19, 2009
An and Peter came to visit us this weekend and brought us a pot of plant called 'Sundaville'. The plant is full of trumpet-like flowers with intense red velvet colour. At first glance, the flowers look like morning glory, when observed closely, they look more like petunia. An told us that it was a plant that could be placed outside.
On the label that is attached to the plant, it is written:
Sundaville, red var. sunmandecrim mandevilla sanderi hybrid. Very free flowering, excellent branching habit, compact habit and fast growing. Ideal for full sun or semi shade, resistant from heat, resistant from rain, easy to maintain, low water requirements.
In order to learn more about the plant, I went on the internet to look for more info and I came to realize that this is a patio plant originated from Japan (according to one source) / south America (according to another source), it is only a recent introduction to the market, which I'm pretty sure, will get very popular in the coming years due to its free-flowering, easy-caring character. It is an annual climber that can reach up to +-2.5m tall, it flowers from April until the first frost! It likes sun, need little maintenance....,
Well, the patio season has just began, An and Peter have given us no better gift than this glorious plant that will give us lots of colour and pleasure on our patio in the months to come.