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How to Make a Tropical Container with Rio Dipladenias

All About Rio Dipladenias

Because these pretty annuals originate from the mountains above Rio de Janeiro, 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 Rio dipladenia work beautifully in many different types of containers and gardens. Try Rio hanging baskets in ‘Raspberry Splash.’ You’ll enjoy hardy 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.

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