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Allamanda blanchetii

Family Name: Apocynaceae
Synonyms: Allamanda purpurea, Allamanda violacea
Common Name: Purple Allamanda, 紫蝉花, 大紫蝉
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Hanging Basket Ornamental Flowers Climber, Vine and Liana Woody


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana, Shrub
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Height 3 m


Native Distribution Tropical America
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Evergreen climbing shrub that grows to 1.5 – 3 m high. 
Foliage Green elliptic leaves, about 10 cm – 20 cm wide, are arranged in whorls of four. Leaves are hairy with acuminate apex and entire leaf margin. 
Stems Stems covered with bristle-like hairs. 
Flowers Terminally borne flowers are purplish pink to violet, 5 cm to 6.5 cm wide with a yellowish tube. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Waterlogged Soils
Landscape Uses Groundcover, Hanging Basket

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Pruning Regular pinching will encourage dense growth. Excessive pinching will reduce formation of flower buds which inhibit new growth. 


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Hairy / Hirsute
Foliar Margin Entire

Non - Foliar and Storage

Root Type Underground

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Purple, Pink
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal

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Master ID 6
Species ID 1302
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.