Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea 'Imperial Thai Delight'

Family: Nyctaginaceae (nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bougainvillea (boo-gan-VIL-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Imperial Thai Delight
Additional cultivar information:(aka Imperial Delight)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona

Dania, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Myers, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Saint Cloud, Florida

Pleasanton, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 20, 2007, Cambium from Lamar, AR (Zone 7b) wrote:

Bougainvilleas are famous for their clusters of papery bracts which are infused with shades of intense colors. The flower is nondescript. This bush blooms year around in warm climates, about every 5-6 weeks with resting periods in between which is a good signal to trim to promote flowering. It does best in very bright full sun with frequent fertilization but requires little water to flower.

Here in Florida I've seen this large bush become a nuisance by literally take over any other plants if not kept within bounds by trimming which also promotes new growth & flowering. I have seen these bushes shaped like shrubbery which is not a pretty thing. To do it justice, the majestic Bougainvillea should be trimmed at least once a year then be allowed to wander naturally & cascad... read more