Mandevilla sanderi (Mandevilla sanderi ‘Alba’)

Mandevilla sanderi (Mandevilla sanderi ‘Alba’)Mandevilla sanderi (Mandevilla sanderi ‘Alba’) Aka Mandevila blanca, Rocktumpet, Dipladenia sanderi, Brazilian jasmine, White Chilean Jasmine ‘Alba’,  is a vine belonging to the Mandevilla genus. The species is endemic to the State of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, but is also native to the Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America. 

The genus Mandevilla belongs to the Apocynaceae family. Please be aware that this family is toxic to small children and pets. It has a highly irritant, milky sap inside its stems. Keep out of reach from children and pets.

Mandevilla sanderi (Mandevilla sanderi ‘Alba’)Named for Henry Mandeville,18th century British diplomat in Argentina. Its epithet ‘Sanderi’ originates from Henry Frederick Conrad Sander, an early 20th century German-born British nurseryman who specialized in orchids.

Mandevilla sanderi (Mandevilla sanderi ‘Alba’)Mandevilla sanderi climbs by twining around some support and it can reach the height of 4.5 meters (15 feet) if the climate is warm. The flowers of the wild form of Mandevilla sanderi are usually pink. The leaves are green and grow to 6 cm (2.5 in) long.

800px-2-imgl0019The cultivars of Mandevilla sanderi include ‘My Fair Lady’ with flowers of pink and white colour, ‘Red Riding Hood’ with pink flowers, and ‘Scarlet Pimpernel’ with red flowers of a yellow throat.

Mandevilla sanderiMandevilla sanderi (Hemsley) Woodson [as Dipladenia sanderi Hemsley] The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches [ed. William Robinson], vol. 51: (1897)



43 thoughts on “Mandevilla sanderi (Mandevilla sanderi ‘Alba’)

  1. They are just beautiful, Maria. You capture the ins and outs of the flowers so well. I specially like your black backgrounds that show off the gorgeous shapes and colors gorgeously! 🌺❤️🌞


  2. It really is lovely, Maria. I’m quite partial to white flowers, and this is one I didn’t know. It’s such a treat to stop by and see the little treasures you find for us — and good that you add th warnings!


  3. Hermosa planta.. aunque no tan “inocua”— por cierto, María incluí un enlace al final de mi último post de tu blog… Cuando buscaba sobre Orchis y la orquídea me encontré en Google con tu muy buen artículo… Saludos y buenos deseos! Aquileana 🙂


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