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PlantFiles: Bougainvillea, Great Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea spectabilis 'Miss Manila'

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Family: Nyctaginaceae (nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bougainvillea (boo-gan-VIL-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: spectabilis (speck-TAB-ih-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Miss Manila
Additional cultivar information: (aka Manila Miss)

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Category:
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

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:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for drying and preserving
Suitable for growing in containers

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

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral htop On Dec 2, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant.

The blooms are tiny and white. The bracts which are often called blooms are bright deep orange and fade to varying tones of mauve and pink.

Regional...

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

Channel Islands Beach, California
Merced, California



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