Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Lady Mary Baring') in the Bougainvilleas Database

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
Plant Height: 20 feet to 40 feet
Plant Spread: 20 feet to 30 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: it is in truth the flower bracts which are showy in vibrant colors
Flower Color: White
Other: Cream to white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Nov 6, 2014 1:42 PM

The hybrid Bougainvillea Lady Mary Baring is a cross of Bougainvillea glabra and Bougainvillea peruviana. This woody perennial vine is a vigorous and thorny climber that can scramble and attain heights of 35 to 40 feet, but when grown as a container plant it will usually only reach about 8 to 10 feet in height. This vine produces colorful golden yellow bracts that surround the tiny creamy colored blooms. As with other Bougainvillea, to perform well it requires a full sun location with well draining soil. The plant can be pruned to a desired shape and size, but heavy pruning will greatly decrease flower production.

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Great closeup by gardengus Dec 5, 2014 8:19 AM 1

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