• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Mounded form to 2 to 3 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:boo-gan-VIL-lee-a
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Mounded form to 2 to 3 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasAfter each blooming cycle, trim or pinch the soft tips of young plants stems to encourage new growth. This will create multiple offshoots, thicken the plant's appearance, and yield prolific blooms.
    Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Cordyline (Cordyline); Evergreen Clematis (Clematis); Salvia (Salvia); Upright Juniper (Juniperus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide average to lean, fast draining soil. WHEN TRANSPLANTING: USE CARE NOT TO DAMAGE ROOTS. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a controlled-release fertilizer in spring.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    Raspberry Ice was discovered as a branch sport of Bougainvillea spectabilis.


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