General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: it is in truth the flower bracts which are showy in vibrant colors
Flower Color: Other: Fuchsia/orange tinge
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Bougainvillea

Photo Gallery
Location: Frisco TX
Date: 2013-03-11
New flowers in foreground, older, faded flowers in the background
Location: Rio de Janeiro town, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-04
Location: Rio de Janeiro town, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-04
  • Posted by pniksch (Garden Grove CA - Zone 10a) on Mar 11, 2013 2:54 PM concerning plant:
    This flowers all spring, summer and fall in north TX (it's in a greenhouse Dec1st thru March 15th). Almost never without blooms, unlike many other varieties I've grown here that go in and out of bloom during the season.

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