Add some drama to gar­den with this plant

Whanganui Chronicle - - 48 Hours/Gardening -

This plant has the most spec­tac­u­lar, breath­tak­ing deep red blooms of just about any plant.

Man­dev­illa Aloha For­ever Red is the re­sult of some of the world’s top plant breed­ing pro­grammes.

Add some drama to your gar­den with this man­dev­illa. For months from spring and through the sum­mer Aloha For­ever Red will pro­duce rich red long-last­ing flow­ers that will not fade. Its trop­i­cal fo­liage is fresh, glossy and green.

Sure to steal the show, Aloha For­ever Red can be used in mul­ti­ple ways; as a climber up lat­tice, walls or fences. It can be al­lowed to trail in the gar­den or cas­cade down a bank or from a large hang­ing bas­ket.

This plant is a great op­tion to add an­other de­sign layer of in­ter­est adding height, colour and tex­ture to your walls and gar­den.

Lim­ited for space? Aloha For­ever Red will make a great pa­tio spec­i­men planted in a pot and grow­ing up an obelisk.

As well as be­ing breath­tak­ingly hand­some, it is also fairly hardy and easy to grow.

Its pref­er­ence is to be planted in free drain­ing soil in a sunny po­si­tion. This plant is moder­ately coastal tol­er­ant and once es­tab­lished it will tol­er­ate short pe­ri­ods of dry soils.

Keep soil moist and feed with a slow re­lease fer­tiliser such as Ican slow food for the best re­sults.

Cut back af­ter flow­er­ing.

Aloha For­ever Red

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