Tahitian Dawn® Bougainvillea
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Vigorous grower to 20 to 30 ft. long.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Poolside|
|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.|
|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')|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
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.