Allamanda is an easy-to-grow flowering shrub from the tropics that offers a steady display of golden-yellow flowers all spring and summer long. It is considered to be a favourite amongst many plant growers because of its heat tolerance and long-season bloom.
The flowers look like ‘trumpets’ and ‘bells’, that can create a musical symphony in your garden.
This spell-bounding beauty grows well in containers and landscapes both.
Common names: Allamanda
Indian names: Pilaghanti, Arasinhu
Botanical name: Allamanda spp.
Varieties: Yellow (single and double, dwarf, bush, wine), Cheery, White, Peach, Chocolate, Cream, Golden-Orange
Design Ideas: Hanging baskets
Height: 3 to 5 feet
Width/Spread: 2 to 3 feet wide
Flowering Season: Spring and summer
Flower: Allamanda flower
Sunlight: Partial sun/shade. Can be grown indoors with bright light.
Sowing season: Spring
Care: Water regularly, apply nitrogen fertilizer to soil occasionally.
Pests: Aphids and mealybugs; Ward off with general pesticide.
Propagation: Seeds and stem cuttings
WORD OF CAUTION
The plant contains a poisonous, milky sap – all parts of the plant are considered to be toxic.
Thess plants under ideal conditions, can grow rapidly and get out of control, making pruning essential. Allamanda plants can become shrubs by pruning.