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Bougainvillea 'Monka'


Family: Nyctaginaceae (nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bougainvillea (boo-gan-VIL-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Monka
Additional cultivar information:(PP06959, aka Oo-La-La)
Hybridized by Resendez
Registered or introduced: 1988



Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


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

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly




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:


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


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


Elk Grove, California

Monterey, California

Hernando, Florida

Saint Augustine, Florida

Saint Peters, Missouri

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Baytown, Texas

Spring, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 14, 2007, RainFallFlowers from Hernando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I love this plant, I bought this from a master Gardner sale a couple years back, it was just a stem with a couple of leaves and I grabbed with for 3 dollars. It has beautiful dark green foilage.. It took until the second summer and I walked outside to see this beautiful Dark Pink flowers on it. It shot up over 7 feet in the air and just spread out, the winter came with a hard freeze and burnt it pretty bad, but the new sprout is coming out again and I can not wait to see what it has in store this year.
The thorns are quite big on them which may be a nusiance if I prune the plants, but other then that it is Just Eye Candy for me.. So I have no complaints for this beautiful plant.

Any information on divding the plant would be great.


On Aug 10, 2004, flowergirlgolf from Rochester, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a dwarf plant, only growing about 18 inches high, but spreads to 6-8 ft. wide. I grew this plant as an annual in my garden, it was beautiful all summer and through the fall.