Bambino™ Baby Sophia Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea 'Baby Sophia'

This compact, sun and heat-loving shrub shows off its bright, nearly iridescent flower-like bracts in stunning contrast to its two-toned foliage. Provides superb warm-season color for entry, porch or terrace. An ideal flowering low hedge or garden accent for mild winter areas; treat as an annual in cold winter regions.
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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationboo-gan-VIL-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCanna (Canna); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Passion Flower (Passiflora); Lantana (Lantana); Cordyline (Cordyline)

Provide average to lean, fast draining soil. USE CAUTION not to damage roots when planting. Water deeply, regularly in growing season to establish root system. Reduce frequency, once established; water container plants regularly, when top 3 in. of soil are dry. Apply a controlled-release fertilizer in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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