Climbing plants

Dipladenia - a portrait of the 10 most beautiful varieties


The Dipladenia is not only a popular climbing plant, but also just as well suited for balconies and terraces. There are more than 100 varieties of it. We have presented the 10 most beautiful ones to you here.

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The Dipladenia comes from a particularly diverse family of plants. More than 100 types of flowering canine family are known and described. The first specimens reached Europe as early as the 19th century. Responsible for this was John Henry Mandeville, once in Argentina as General Representative of Queen Victoria on duty and also the namesake of the plant genus.

First of all, the plants were cultivated primarily in the room. The history of Dipladenia as a balcony and bedding plant, which started at the beginning of this millennium, is still comparatively young.

The most common types available commercially

When looking for the original types of Mandevilla, you will unfortunately find that these can hardly be found in shops. In contrast, the range of hybrids is large.

What are hybrids?

Hybrids are breeds from different types of plants. Two breeding lines are defined, in order to reinforce and develop certain characteristics through inbreeding and selection. This can happen over many generations. Hybrids have a whole range of different genetic information. The result is strong and robust plants. Hybrid breeding is particularly complex.

There are usually hybrids of Dipladenia sanderi on the market. These grow as shrubs or subshrubs and bloom profusely. Numerous shades of white, pink and red are common. The trumpet-shaped flowers have different diameters. In height, there are sometimes large differences between the different species. While representatives of the Opale or Topaze series must be provided with a climbing aid, hybrids of the Jade series can also be cultivated well in the flower box.

" Tip: Dwarf species are very suitable for cultivation as a houseplant.

These are the 10 most beautiful Dipladenia varieties

Rio White

This is a particularly robust representative of the plant family. The lush bloom knows how to convince. The plants grow like a stele about a meter high. A climbing aid is not needed. The compact plants have pretty white flower heads that last more than two weeks. The slightly jagged flowers have a yellowish throat and are reminiscent of an impeller.

Cream pink

This species comes from Japan and was bred from the “Sundaville Red” variety. The plant grows quite strongly and should therefore receive growth support. The stature height can be up to two meters. The flowers show interesting color combinations and appear cream to soft pink. The throat offers an orange-red contrast.

Opal citrine

This quite new variety offers a special feature due to the bleached flower color. The quite strong climbing plant can grow almost three meters high and is grateful for a climbing aid. These dipladenia also like to wind up on ropes. The leaves are remarkably small and have a nice sheen. The flowers reach a less intense density than the case with the “Rio White” bloomer. There is also a difference in the durability of the flowers. These only last for a maximum of five days.

Agathe White

The plant grows quickly and rises to a height of almost four meters. A stable climbing aid is an advantage here. The white flowers with their golden yellow throat are strikingly large and are similar to the “Cosmos White” variety.


The flowering Rubiniana variety is a real giant among the Dipladenia species on offer. With stature heights of up to five meters, this Mandevilla variety cannot be overlooked. A climbing aid is needed. The striking red flowers appear all summer long. Each flower lasts up to two weeks.

Sundaville Red

The deep red, funnel-shaped flowers are an eye-catcher. With a maximum height of 2.5 meters, the plant remains rather compact. Sundaville Red is a popular houseplant, but has also conquered balconies and patios for several years.

Sundaville Pretty Rose

The striking pink flowers of this Dipladenia variety appear between April and October. The plants grow up to three meters high and are also extremely popular as traffic light plants.

Jade White

This species has a low stature height of maximum 35 centimeters. This makes Jade White a particularly popular houseplant. The white flower heads with their orange throat appear quite luxuriant between April and October.

Opaline fuchsia flammé

Opale Fuchsia Flammé is a particularly easy-care and robust type of Mandevilla. The plant features strikingly large flowers that appear in an attractive flamed pink. The roots of the plants can store a lot of moisture, so this variety survives longer dry phases without problems. The plant grows up to 2.5 meters high and needs a climbing aid. The striking flowers appear without interruption between spring and autumn.

Jade Scarlet

This variety is an eye-catcher even in a small space. The popular houseplant has scarlet flower heads and can form tufts up to 30 centimeters high. The plant can spend the summer in the balcony box or directly in the flower bed.

An overview of the advantages and disadvantages of the species mentioned

Dipladenia Typebenefitsdisadvantage
Rio White❍ blooming
❍ robust
❍ long durability of the flowers
❍ weak growth
❍ doesn't rank
Sundaville Red❍ climbing
❍ interesting color combination
❍ needs climbing support
Opal citrine❍ extraordinary color
❍ beautiful climbing plant
❍ weak growth
❍ short shelf life of the flowers
❍ blooming less profusely
RubinianaBlüten large flowers
Blüte long flowering period
❍ Climbing aids are needed
❍ suitable location necessary
Sundaville Red❍ striking red flowers
❍ usable as a house and garden plant
❍ less fast growing and climbing
Sundaville Pretty Rose❍ Flowering from April to October
❍ can also be used as a traffic light plant
❍ grows less abundantly
Jade WhiteBlüte long flowering period
❍ ideal houseplant
❍ short
Opaline fuchsia flammé❍ tolerates longer dry periods
Blüte long flowering period
❍ Climbing aid necessary
Jade Scarlet❍ ideal houseplant
❍ showy red flowers
Balkon pretty balcony plant
Rank not ranked
❍ small, compact growth
Agathe White❍ large leaves and flowers
❍ showy flowers
❍ strong growth
❍ suitable trellis necessary