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Oo-La-La® Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea 'Monka'

Pronunciation: boo-gan-VIL-lee-uh
SKU #01326
10-11

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OVERVIEW
Description Vibrant, magenta-red flowers that bloom longer than most bougainvilleas. The compact, dwarf form is wonderful for cascading over hanging baskets, or as a spreading groundcover. Exquisite patio tree form creates a stunning accent to landscapes and container gardens. Evergreen in frost-free areas; use as a colorful annual in cooler northern zones.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Summer; longer in frost-free areas.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Climbing
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket
Design Ideas This compact-growing vine is an excellent choice for containers and hanging baskets. In colder climates, use as annual color to brighten porch or patio with tropical color. An excellent way to get an exotic look in mild winter climates by planting as groundcover or as a single accent. In masses this beauty makes a stunning erosion control slope cover and perfectly cascades off the edges of retaining walls. Particularly gorgeous nestled into boulders in lawn islands where it contrasts boldly with all the green turf.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Lantana (Lantana); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Cordyline (Cordyline); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
Lore The great misconception about bougainvilleas is that their color is derived from the flowers. The color is actually betacyanins in the bracts or modified leaves which surround tiny, tubular white flowers. Bracts serve one purpose, to attract pollinators.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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