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Bougainvillea 'Rosenka'

Bougainvillea

Family: Nyctaginaceae (nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bougainvillea (boo-gan-VIL-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rosenka

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Elk Grove, California

Hayward, California

San Leandro, California

Abita Springs, Louisiana

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Vieques, Puerto Rico

Converse, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 5, 2017, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

After decades of collecting odd and unusual plants..sometimes you just want something that looks good. Rosenka's two tone colors alongside potted red Boungainvillea fits the bill.

Neutral

On Feb 5, 2006, Tir_Na_Nog from Houston,
United States (Zone 9b) wrote:

I bought 3 of these from a Home Depot and have had good luck with them. They grew from about 12" to covering a 5' trellis in less than a year. I thought the one cold freeze we had killed it when the leaves fell overnight but it has bounced back now that it is warm.

Note: I hesitate to rate it a "positive" because the of fact that it grows SO fast and it has "spines" or "thorns" which both scare me a bit. To combat the growth you can trim it back quite a bit which I have been doing. To combat the sometimes 2" long "spines" I spent last summer clipping them off and patting myself on the back for making the plant safer. It continued to climb and grow wonderful glossy leaves; it stopped producing flowers. I started feeding it hibiscus food (this is a tropical plant), but s... read more

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