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Allamanda blanchetii 'Cherries Jubilee', photo courtesy of Bob Wigand
Allamanda blanchetii 'Cherries Jubilee', photo courtesy of Bob Wigand

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Zones 23, 24, H1, H2
Full Sun
Regular Water
All parts are poisonous if ingested

Allamanda blanchetii

Purple Allamanda
Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers


These handsome plants from tropical South and Central America tolerate very little frost and require considerable heat for proper growth and bloom; warm nights as well as warm days seem necessary. Trumpet-shaped flowers (borne nearly year-round) and foliage are both imposing. Permanent outdoor plants only in the mildest climates. Elsewhere, grow as summer-blooming potted plants; keep indoors during cold weather.

Allamanda blanchetii

Shrubby grower to 6–10 ft. tall and wide, often with a few vining stems. Leaves are somewhat downy. Rose-purple flowers are 3 1/2 in. across. ‘Cherries Jubilee’ (A. ‘Cherries Jubilee’) has brilliant burgundy red blooms.

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