Don Mario™ Bougainvillea
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||The intense color of these plants, often mistaken for the flowers is actually the bracts which draw pollinators to smaller more insignificant white tubular flowers nestled within.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Vigorous, twining stems quickly climb 15 to 30 ft. tall, with support.|
|Bloom Time||Summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.|
|Design Ideas||Grow this gorgeous bougainvillea onto arbors, pergolas, gazebos and trellises, up walls and into trees where it can gracefully spill its color. Grow beside steps and on banks. Twine up posts and columns.|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Container, Erosion Control, Espalier, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Hanging Basket|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Lantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)|
Provide 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11