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BOUGAINVILLEA

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Bougainvillea - "San Diego Red"

The San Diego Red is a bold climbing variety with large dark green leaves and abundant dark red bracts. This cold-hardy variety can be grown in USDA zones 9 to 11. A good climber and abundant grower, the San Diego Red can be pruned into a tree, trained to grow on a trellis or shaped into a nearly impassible thorny hedge.

Cultivation

For containers, plant using an 80/20 Peat to Perlite ratio. In ground planting may require a simple soil test. Amend your ground soil using peat based products that will help the soil retain moisture. Starter plants need to be kept warm during winter months. Plant out in early spring after danger of last frost has passed.

9-11, Grown as Annual in Colder Areas
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8-10', Smaller in Container
Water weekly in the growing season, March to August. Allow to dry between waterings.
16-10-10
Full Sun
 
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Bougainvillea - "Raspberry Ice"

Unlike most varieties of bougainvillea, Raspberry Ice has leaves that are green in the center and surrounded by a cream colored border, giving it a striking look even when it's not in bloom. Though not a great climber, the Raspberry Ice is perfect for a terrace pot or in a hanging basket. The bracts are a pretty magenta color that blooms continuously in tropical regions. Relatively cold hardy

Cultivation

For containers, plant using an 80/20 Peat to Perlite ratio. In ground planting may require a simple soil test. Amend your ground soil using peat based products that will help the soil retain moisture. Starter plants need to be kept warm during winter months. Plant out in early spring after danger of last frost has passed.

Height:
Water:
Fertilizer:
Sun:
9-11, Grown as Annual in Colder Areas
8-10', Smaller in Container
Water weekly in the growing season, March to August. Allow to dry between waterings.
16-10-10
Full Sun
 
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Bougainvillea - "California Gold"

Bougainvillea can be used as a houseplant or hanging basket in cooler climates. In the landscape, it makes an excellent hot season plant, and its drought tolerance makes it ideal for warm climates year-round. Its high salt tolerance makes it a natural choice for color in coastal regions. It can be pruned into a standard, but is also grown along fence lines, on walls, in containers and hanging baskets, and as a hedge or an accent plant. Its long arching thorny branches bear heart-shaped leaves and masses of papery bracts of flowers

Cultivation

For containers, plant using an 80/20 Peat to Perlite ratio. In ground planting may require a simple soil test. Amend your ground soil using peat based products that will help the soil retain moisture. Starter plants need to be kept warm during winter months. Plant out in early spring after danger of last frost has passed.

Bougainvilleas grow best in dry soil in very bright full sun and with frequent fertilization; but they require little water once established, and in fact will not flourish if over-watered. 

Height:
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Fertilizer:
9b-11, Grown as Annual in Colder Areas
8-10', Smaller in Container
Water weekly in the growing season, March to August. Allow to dry between waterings.
16-10-10
 
Sun:
Full Sun
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Bougainvillea - "Barbara Karst"

This variety of bougainvillea has bracts that turn from bright red in the sun to a dark crimson with blue tones when viewed in the shade. The Barbara Karst starts blooming early in the plants development and blooms for a long period each summer. Plant this variety in an area that gets full sun for best growing results. This plant grows well in USDA plant hardiness zones 8 to 11

Cultivation

For containers, plant using an 80/20 Peat to Perlite ratio. In ground planting may require a simple soil test. Amend your ground soil using peat based products that will help the soil retain moisture. Starter plants need to be kept warm during winter months. Plant out in early spring after danger of last frost has passed.

8-11, Grown as Annual in Colder Areas
Height:
Water:
Fertilizer:
8-10', Smaller in Container
Water weekly in the growing season, March to August. Allow to dry between waterings.
16-10-10
 
Sun:
Full Sun
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Bougainvillea - "Orange King"

Orange coloring makes this Bougainvillea unique. It is both reliable and vigorous, growing tall enough to shroud arbors in shade-giving foliage and flowers. Train it onto walls and fences, or onto unsightly sheds. Spiral the stems up posts and columns, and through wrought iron panels or fences. Super contrast against red tile roofs. A great choice for dry gardens in very hot landscapes

Cultivation

For containers, plant using an 80/20 Peat to Perlite ratio. In ground planting may require a simple soil test. Amend your ground soil using peat based products that will help the soil retain moisture. Starter plants need to be kept warm during winter months. Plant out in early spring after danger of last frost has passed.

10-11, Grown as Annual in Colder Areas
Height:
Water:
Fertilizer:
Sun:
8-10', Smaller in Container
2-4 times weekly in the growing season (March to August)
16-10-10
Full Sun