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Texas Dawn® Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea 'Monas'

Pronunciation: boo-gan-VIL-lee-uh
SKU #01345

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Description Strong vining habit for a quick, carefree cover. Long, arching branches hold sprays of delicate rose pink flower-like bracts, providing a beautiful show nearly year-round in frost-free regions, on arbors, trellises, and spilling over fences. Use as a summer annual in colder climates, as an attractive accent in patio containers and hanging baskets.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Summer; longer in frost-free areas.
Mature Size Vigorous stems quickly climb 20 to 30 ft. with support.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Climbing
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Barrier, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket
Design Ideas This bougie is both reliable and vigorous, growing tall enough to shroud arbors in shade-giving foliage and flowers. Train it onto walls and fences, or onto unsightly sheds. Spiral the stems up posts and columns, and through wrought iron panels or fences. Super contrast against red tile roofs. A great choice for dry gardens in very hot landscapes
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Lantana (Lantana); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Jatropha (Jatropha); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)
Care Provide average to lean, fast draining soil. USE CAUTION not to damage roots when planting. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Reduce frequency, once established; water container plants regularly, when top 3 in. of soil are dry. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Apply fertilizer in spring.
Lore The intense color of these plants, often mistaken for the flowers is actually the bracts which draw pollinators to smaller more insignificant white tubular flowers nestled within.

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