Set Your Garden Aflutter with Rio Dipladenia

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Available in pink, red and white, hardy Rio dipladenia can go up to two weeks between watering thanks to water-retaining tubers in their root systems. An added bonus, there’s no deadheading required.

The bright blooms of pink Rio dipladenia are a favorite for adult butterflies. Available in a range of shades, from vibrant to light pink, their tropical trumpet flowers provide an ideal resting and feeding perch for these delicate nectar-loving insects.

Because these pretty annuals originate from the mountains above Rio de Janero, they thrive in all types of weather from hot and cold to wet and dry. They require a minimum of four hours of sun daily, and can take paint-peeling sunny spots. Plus, they are deer-resistant.

The drought-tolerant dipladenia work beautifully in planters, hanging baskets and gardens. You’ll enjoy blooms on Rios from May through to the first hard frost.

Grow Rio dipladenia in planters with sansevieria and potato vine for a solid thriller-filler-spiller combination, or add to gardens with native wild flowers, flowering shrubs and milkweed to create the perfect butterfly buffet. Learn more in this video.

 

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