Tahitian Dawn® Bougainvillea
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||This genus was named after the famous French explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville who circumnavigated the globe from 1766 to 1769. What are mistaken for flowers are actually colored leaf bracts that surround a tiny white tubular flower.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Vigorous grower to 20 to 30 ft. long.|
|Design Ideas||An excellent choice for training up and over arbors for shade. Spiral up post or column to porch or gateway. Drape over fence lines to break up a long run. May be used on banks and slopes for large scale coverage where allowed to sprawl.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Container, Erosion Control, Espalier, Poolside, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||This bougainvillea is ideal with other hot climate performers such as Sizzling Pink Fringe Flower, (Loropetalum chinense 'Sizzling Pink'), Purple Emperor Butterfly Bush, (Buddleja davidii 'Purple Emperor'), Marge Miller Camellia, (Camellia sasanqua 'Marge Miller'), and Royal Robe Paraguay Nightshade, (Solanum rantonetii 'Royal Robe')|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. USE CAUTION IN REMOVING PLANT FROM CONTAINER SO THAT ROOTS ARE NOT DAMAGED.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11