My neighbor, Margaret, has the most beautiful Mandevilla vine growing all across the fence in front of her house and up over the awning at the door. It gives the look of a sweet cottage garden and is just eye-catching! Everyone talks about how gorgeous it is, so I wanted to share.
The Mandevilla comes in various colors but the pink is really outstanding. I have heard that people in Northern climates plant them in pots and treat them like annuals, maybe using a trellis for them to climb and have them on the patio all summer. In Florida, we have them year around outside, unless an unusual freeze should happen, which isn't likely in this zone.
We have had rain showers and even storms every day all summer, so evidently the Mandevilla likes lots of water.