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|This is Allamanda. There are two plants in the pic, the yellow (A. cathartica), and a pink called 'Cherry Ripe' They are quite vigorous and are trailing plants, more so than climbers. They do not attach to the surface they are on, so must be trained and tied into place. They are cold tender and will lose most of their leaves during winter, here on the mid north coast of NSW, in Australia.
I have also grown an A. 'Cherry Ripe' as a shrub, by planting it next to a star picket and tying the stems to it, as they appear. It is now a multi stemmed shrub and is covered in flowers for most of the warmer months.
As a cut flower, if you pick a stem with some unopened buds, they will go on to flower successively over the next few days.
The Yellow flowering Allamanda has very large and glossy green leaves, which makes it look like a very lush plant in the tropical garden. It is good for growing up north, to cover the cyclone fences commonly found in the tropics. It, too, must be tied to its support.