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Gordon Braswe is a retired nursery owner who sp - cialized in Bougainvi eas. This document is intended to provide su cient information about bougainvil- leas that anyone interested in growing them wi have the necessary knowledge to be successful.

Since George lived in Zone 8 (North Florida), his knowledge about growing bougainvi ea was ce - tered on growing them in pots, baskets and other co - tainers; thus there is little information regarding their use in landscaping.

Since my expertise is in growing bougainvi ea in containers and not in the landscape, the i - formation I provide is centered around growing in pots, baskets and other type containers.

North America Bougainvillea Bloom Season

Best Climate for Bougainvillea

Use your Bougainvillea in different ways

What About the Thorns?

your Bougainvillea in different ways What About the Thorns? A Bougainvillea “Flower” Choosing a Container Drainage

A Bougainvillea “Flower”

ways What About the Thorns? A Bougainvillea “Flower” Choosing a Container Drainage is Essential Try All

Choosing a Container

Drainage is Essential

Try All Kinds of Containers

Drainage Insulation Large enough Weight

Mix Your Own Soil

Soil Suitable for Bougainvillea

Sterilizing Soil

Table 1 Commonly Used Soil-less Mixtures

Volume / Volume Ratio

Components

Used Soil-less Mixtures Volume / Volume Ratio Components A pot-bound (roots fi ll the pot) Bougainvillea

A pot-bound (roots ll the pot) Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea Roots are Fragile

Repotting Bougainvillea

Repotting Bougainvillea Bougainvillea glabra Fertilizer is Essential Feeding Your Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea glabra

Fertilizer is Essential

Feeding Your Bougainvillea

Feed Less in Winter

Fertilizer tips

Bougainvillea Nutrient / pH Requirements

Fertilizer tips Bougainvillea Nutrient / pH Requirements pH Bar Graph Fertilizer Elements LESS Nitrogen Provides

pH Bar Graph

Fertilizer Elements

LESS

Nitrogen Provides Growing Power and Makes Plant Leaves and Stems Green

Phosphorous Stimulates Budding and Blooming

Potassium Promotes Strong Vigorous Roots and Resistance to Disease

Other Micro-elements

De ciency Signs

Nitrogen deciency:

Phosphorus de ciency:

Potassium de ciency:

Magnesium de ciency:

Zinc de ciency (rare):

Iron de ciency (always one of my great- est problems):

Calcium is another element

How Often to Fertilize

problems): Calcium is another element How Often to Fertilize Bougainvillea Eva's Variegata Watering Your

Bougainvillea Eva's Variegata

Watering Your Bougainvillea

VARIES

My Rule of Thumb About Watering a Bougainvillea

MUST

General Information About Watering All Container Plants

Bougainvillea Small Leaf Purple Bougainvillea is NOT Frost Hardy Winter Protection for Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea Small Leaf Purple

Bougainvillea is NOT Frost Hardy

Winter Protection for Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea Small Leaf Purple Bougainvillea is NOT Frost Hardy Winter Protection for Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea Small Leaf Purple Bougainvillea is NOT Frost Hardy Winter Protection for Bougainvillea

Where to Place Your Bougainvillea While Indoors

While Indoors, Dormancy May Occur

While Indoors While Indoors, Dormancy May Occur When Spring Returns A Greenhouse is Nice Bougainvillea

When Spring Returns

A Greenhouse is Nice

Dormancy May Occur When Spring Returns A Greenhouse is Nice Bougainvillea Surprise, Photo by Anthony Davis

Bougainvillea Surprise, Photo by Anthony Davis

Propagating Bougainvillea is Fun

Ways for Propagating Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea Stem Cutting

Bougainvillea Stem Cutting Rooting Environment Special Tips

Bougainvillea Stem Cutting Rooting Environment Special Tips

Bougainvillea Stem Cutting Rooting Environment Special Tips

Rooting Environment

Bougainvillea Stem Cutting Rooting Environment Special Tips

Special Tips

Subterminal stem cutting Leaf-bud cutting Bougainvillea Seafoam Pruning Bougainvillea Soft Pinch Hard Pinch

Subterminal stem cutting

Subterminal stem cutting Leaf-bud cutting Bougainvillea Seafoam Pruning Bougainvillea Soft Pinch Hard Pinch

Leaf-bud cutting

Subterminal stem cutting Leaf-bud cutting Bougainvillea Seafoam Pruning Bougainvillea Soft Pinch Hard Pinch

Bougainvillea Seafoam

Pruning Bougainvillea

Soft Pinch

Subterminal stem cutting Leaf-bud cutting Bougainvillea Seafoam Pruning Bougainvillea Soft Pinch Hard Pinch

Hard Pinch

When to Pinch

Bougainvilleas may be pruned at any time of the year.

A Picture of What I Mean

Pinch Bougainvilleas may be pruned at any time of the year. A Picture of What I

Before

After

Pinch Bougainvilleas may be pruned at any time of the year. A Picture of What I

When to “Hard” Prune

Hard Prune Soft Prune Bougainvillea in a Hanging Basket Bougainvilleas Love to be Grown in

Hard Prune

Hard Prune Soft Prune Bougainvillea in a Hanging Basket Bougainvilleas Love to be Grown in a

Soft Prune

Hard Prune Soft Prune Bougainvillea in a Hanging Basket Bougainvilleas Love to be Grown in a

Bougainvillea in a Hanging Basket

Bougainvilleas Love to be Grown in a Hanging Basket

Growing a Bougainvillea Basket

Bougainvillea in a Hanging Basket Bougainvilleas Love to be Grown in a Hanging Basket Growing a

Notes about Pinching / Pruning

Notes about Pinching / Pruning
Notes about Pinching / Pruning

Notes about Pinching / Pruning

Bougainvilleas are Highly Suitable for Standards

Growing a Bougainvillea Standard

Bougainvillea species

Bougainvillea glabra

LEAVES BRACTS THORNS FLOWERS HABIT REMARKS

Bougainvillea peruviana

LEAVES

BRACTS THORNS FLOWERS HABIT REMARKS

Bougainvillea spectabilis

LEAVES BRACTS THORNS FLOWERS HABIT REMARKS

Bougainvillea Hybrid Groups - (Inter-species)

Bougainvillea X buttiana

LEAVES BRACTS THORNS FLOWERS HABIT REMARKS

Bougainvillea X spectoperuviana

LEAVES BRACTS THORNS FLOWERS HABIT

Bougainvillea X spectoglabra

LEAVES BRACTS THORNS

FLOWERS HABIT

Variegated Bougainvillea

This information provided by Omvery Chong tiger1@tm.net.my om Seremban N. Sembilan, Wes Malaysia: I am indebted to Omvery for his help i several areas of this web site and his wi ingness to share his knowledge with us.

The rst group of variegated culti- vars will have their veins, thorns, leaf stalks and stems green in color The other group will have gold or yellow color veins, thorns, leaf stalks and leaf stems.

They are bud-sports of the green-leafstalk variegated cultivars

New Bougainvillea from Seed

New Bougainvillea from Mutations

Bougainvillea Writing Lists

Red Shades

Name

Description

Name

Description

Pink Shades

Name

Description

Orange Shades

Name

Description

White Shades

Name

Description

Purple Shades

Name

Description

B.spectabilis cultivars

Name

Description

B.glabra cultivars

Name

Description

Name

Description

Name

Description

B. x buttiana cultivars

Name

Description

Spectoperuviana hybrids

Name

Description

Inter- specic hybrids

Name

Description

Name

Description

Name

Description

Name

Description

Barbara Karst

California Gold

Barbara Karst California Gold California Gold, Credit: Peter A. Hogg Juanita Hatten Barbara Karst Texas Dawn

California Gold, Credit: Peter A. Hogg

Juanita Hatten

Barbara Karst California Gold California Gold, Credit: Peter A. Hogg Juanita Hatten Barbara Karst Texas Dawn
Barbara Karst California Gold California Gold, Credit: Peter A. Hogg Juanita Hatten Barbara Karst Texas Dawn

Barbara Karst

Texas Dawn

Juanita Hatten

Texas Dawn, Photo: Peter A. Hogg Double Pink Double Pink, Photo: Lake Area Nursery Surprise

Texas Dawn, Photo: Peter A. Hogg

Double Pink

Texas Dawn, Photo: Peter A. Hogg Double Pink Double Pink, Photo: Lake Area Nursery Surprise Surprise

Double Pink, Photo: Lake Area Nursery

Surprise

Surprise

Royal Purple

Photo: Peter A. Hogg Double Pink Double Pink, Photo: Lake Area Nursery Surprise Surprise Royal Purple

Royal Purple

Vicki

Vicki Sundown Sundown Jamaica White Jamaica White, Photo: Kelley MacDonald, 2006

Vicki

Sundown

Vicki Sundown Sundown Jamaica White Jamaica White, Photo: Kelley MacDonald, 2006

Sundown

Jamaica White

Vicki Sundown Sundown Jamaica White Jamaica White, Photo: Kelley MacDonald, 2006

Jamaica White, Photo: Kelley MacDonald, 2006