Bougainvillea 'Rosenka'Item #1323 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
Profuse-blooming selection boasting rich gold-colored flower-like bracts that age to a lovely pink. Features an exceptionally dwarf, mounding habit that is great for small spaces, containers or borders. Evergreen in frost-free regions; can be used in colder climates as a summer annual for patio containers and hanging baskets.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderately growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:boo-gan-VIL-lee-aPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:5, 6, 12, 13, 15 - 17, 19, 22 - 29Growth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderately growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Hummingbirds, Bird Friendly, Compact Form, Easy Care, Tolerates Urban Pollution, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring through SummerFlower color:PinkFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleTropicalDesign IdeasThe mounding form of Rosenka make it ideal for bank and slope coverage. The vibrant gold and pink bracts pair well with other hot tropicals, or plant amongs natural stone and rock in a drought tolerant garden. Use as foundation plantings, along fence lines, or in irregular groups in larger planting areas for continuous color. Beautiful in container gardens as the focal plant with trailing varieties surrounding it.Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Cordyline (Cordyline); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla)
- CareCare InformationProvide average to lean, fast draining soil. USE CAUTION not to damage roots when planting. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Reduce frequency, once established; water container plants more often. Apply a controlled-release fertilizer in spring.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.