Bougainvillea 'Torch Glow'


Family: Nyctaginaceae (nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bougainvillea (boo-gan-VIL-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Torch Glow
Additional cultivar information:(PP06349; aka Bangkok Red)
Hybridized by Ingwersen-Tomlinson
Registered or introduced: 1986



Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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



Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly



Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patent expired

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:

Florence, Arizona

Goodyear, Arizona (2 reports)

Phoenix, Arizona

Queen Creek, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Elk Grove, California

Reseda, California

San Diego, California

Big Pine Key, Florida

Ocoee, Florida

Safety Harbor, Florida

Winter Haven, Florida

Summerville, South Carolina

Broaddus, Texas

Houston, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 22, 2011, konarikcy from nicosia,
Cyprus wrote:

I have been growing bougainvilleas in my mediterranean garden for many years. I find that they flower best in this region - their flowering patterns are variable. Sometimes you see the most neglected bougainvillea on a roadside, where probably no one has watered or fertilized it and its branches are breaking with coloured bracts. Others that are "looked after" show no signs of flowering. Personally, I have found that in one spot one plant the plant flowers all summer and two metre further along looks miserable and yellow. We have v alkaline soil out here so maybe the latter needs iron.


On Aug 25, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is rather unique form of Bougainvillea. I have seen/grown lots of Bougainvilleas over the years, some low, creeping forms, some massive aggressive forms... but this is a great plant unlike any of the others I have tried.

First of all, it has no spines, or if it does, they are so rudimentary or twig-like, they are not a problem. You don't need gloves or extra protection to grow this one.

Secondly, it is a dwarf form, not a climbing one, but not a sprawling one, either. Makes a nice, self-supporting bush, that is great for pot culture or growing in the ground. It stays compact in many ways- more leaves per inch, more flowers are colored carpals per inch. And it branches a lot less, tending to grow straight, shooting, upright branches with few offsho... read more


On Mar 27, 2005, SudieGoodman from Broaddus, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Sudie Goodman, Zone 8b, Broaddus in Southeast TX

I have a red bougainvillea as well as an orange one, in pots. They over winter in greenhouse.
I have snail problem. Orange one is blooming this Easter Sunday 2005.
Prune leggy limbs to prevent thorn problem and production of more blooms.
Try it, you'll like it!