Put on a spectacular show of colour and beauty in your garden with this show stopping plant. The Bougainvillea Scarlet O'Hara is an evergreen, vigorous climber that produces dark, wine red new growth and large, almost round, orange bracts with dark red shading during summer. It is the ideal climbing plant for pergolas, fences, garages or any unsightly objects in your yard. Choose a warm, sunny site with well drained soil for this plant.
|Size — 140mm|
|Growth Width — 3m|
|Growth Height — 5m|
|Flower Colour — Red|
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Cultivate soil before planting. Dig a hole twice as large as the pot. Place the plant in the hole so that the soil level from the pot, matches that of the garden bed. Water in well.
Water your Bougainvillea thoroughly to ensure that all roots receive water. Between waterings, bring your soil to a visual dryness. If your plant starts to wilt, you know that you have left it without watering for too long. Once established, this is a drought tolerant plant.
Bouganvilleas only bloom on new growth. Prune your plant after flowering to encourage new flowering wood. Pinch out 1/2 inch from the tip of new soft growth to encourage fuller growth and enhance the flowering display.