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PlantFiles: Bougainvillea
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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1988

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

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
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 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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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive RainFallFlowers 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.

Positive flowergirlgolf 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.


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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