Texas Dawn® Bougainvillea
|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.|
|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.|
|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|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11
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