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Tahitian Dawn® Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea 'Monan'

SKU
01302
Strong vining habit for quick cover and beautiful show of huge flower bracts that bloom golden, turn to rosy-mauve. Can be used as summer annual in patio containers, hanging baskets. Evergreen.
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10-11

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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationboo-gan-VIL-lee-uh
LoreThis 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 MaturityVigorous grower to 20 to 30 ft. long.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasAn 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Tropical
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Erosion Control, Espalier, Poolside, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsThis 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

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