Bougainvillea spectablis 'Magenta'

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Bougainvillea, Magenta

 
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Information by:         Photographer: Gerry Kiffe

 

Description

The large amount of flamboyant colors on this species come not from the small inconspicuous flowers, but rather from the three large bracts which surround them. Once established, they tend to need very little supplemental irrigation. All varieties are susceptible to fost damage, and vary in size, vigor, and growth habit.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Vine

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

Red

 

Flower Season

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Intermittent

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Low, Medium

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Tropical

 

Accenting Features

Espalier, Showy Flowers, Specimen

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Background, Foundation, Patio, Walls / Fences

 

Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Screen, Mass Planting, Hanging Baskets

 

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

Water Saving Tip:

Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting.

Longer grass shades root systems and holds soil moisture better than a closely clipped lawn.