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PlantFiles: Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea 'Bambino Baby Mia'

Family: Nyctaginaceae (nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bougainvillea (boo-gan-VIL-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bambino Baby Mia
Additional cultivar information: (Bambino Series)

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Kell On Jul 21, 2008, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Developed in Brisbane Australia, Hines is introducing these mini Bambino Bougainvilleas to the US. The Bambino bougainvilleas are a new line in 2008 of mini bougies, ideal for hanging baskets, ground covers, trellises and the small yard.

I have read that some of them have grown bigger than they are supposed to once in the ground.

Bougainvilleas bloom all year long if kept warm enough. Here in my zone 9B, they usually stop blooming in December and then resume in about May. If it is a chilly winter down to the low 30s, they will go dormant and drop all their leaves.

If it dips to 30 or below for more than an hour or 2, I have lost some bougainvillea in pots. The ones planted in the ground seem to be able to withstand much more cold.


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

San Leandro, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Sebastian, Florida

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