Commonly known as Chilean jasmine, is an ornamental plant in the genus Mandevilla of family Apocynaceae. M. laxa is native to southern Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and northern Argentina. It grows as a vine and is deciduous in cool climates. It can grow to 6 meters tall. Masses of heavily scented white flowers are produced in the summer. IAs it is not fully hardy and does not survive being frozen, in temperate zones it must be grown with the protection of glass, in an unheated greenhouse or conservatory. with full sunlight. In the United Kingdom it has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.