Dipladenia can be grown as a climber, reaching 10 ft. or more, or you can grow it as a bush. Large flowers appear in summer. The pink blossoms appear on the plant while it is still small, and the glossy leaves make it attractive all year round. Vigorous evergreen twining vine with thick, dark, 4″ long leaves and whorled trumpet-like 3-5″ flowers in various colors. There are 120 species of mainly tuberous-rooted, woody-stemmed, twining climbers, with some perennials, from tropical woodland in Central and South America.