Don Mario™ Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea hybrid 'Monio'
|Description||A strong vining habit and vibrant clusters of dark purple-red flower-like bracts create a quick, carefree, beautiful cover on arbors, trellises, and spilling over fences. Superb warm season color. Evergreen in frost-free climates; use as a summer annual in colder climates, as an attractive accent in patio containers and hanging baskets.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Summer; longer in frost-free areas.|
|Mature Size||Vigorous, twining stems quickly climb 15 to 30 ft. tall, with support.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Problems/Solutions||Coastal Exposure, Erosion Control, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Flower Attributes||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Hanging Basket|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Lantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.