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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)
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 6-8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Other: it is in truth the flower bracts which are showy in vibrant colors
Flower Color: Orange
Purple
Red
Flower Time: Other: blooms repeatedly
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Common names
  • Great Bougainvillea
  • Bougainvillea
  • Santa Rita

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Location: Menton, France
Date: 2015-11-16
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2017-01-17
Nicely trimmed full of January blooms
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Date: 2017-08-08
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-08-28
Bougainvillea Spectabilis 003
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-08-28
Bougainvillea Spectabilis 002
Location: Maui, Kula
Date: April 18, 2003
photo by Forest & Kim Starr
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2010-01-21
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-05
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-12-12
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-12-12
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-12-12
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04

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