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Purple Queen® Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea 'Moneth'

SKU
01305
Rich, deep purple, petal-like bracts are displayed against handsome, deep green foliage. A wonderful compact, upright and spreading form that works well in planter boxes, and on fences and arbors. Evergreen in frost-free areas; use as a colorful annual in cooler northern zones.
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Botanical Pronunciationboo-gan-VIL-lee-uh
LoreA tea of bougainvillea flowers is used in Mexican folk medicine to treat cough. Leaves of the species B. spectabilis is a source of a newly discovered compound, pinitol, used to treat some metabolic diseases such as insulin resistant diabetes.
Average Size at MaturityClimbs 15 ft. tall with support; 1 to 2 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide as groundcover.
Bloom TimeSummer; longer in frost-free areas.
Design IdeasUse this vine as a blooming groundcover or on a trellis. It can be grown in a container with support or allowed to drape over the side for an exotic look. Plant on banks and slopes for an avalanche of color or allow to drape over the edge of retaining walls.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater deeply when soil is dry.
Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Cordyline (Cordyline); Evergreen Clematis (Clematis); Salvia (Salvia); Upright Juniper (Juniperus)

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. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; water container plants regularly, when top 3 in. of soil are dry. Feed in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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