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Barbara Karst Red Bougainvillea
Barbara Karst Red Bougainvillea

Nyctaginaceae Bougainvillea Barbara Karst

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Grows InZone 10A · 30° to 35° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Heat
Flower ColorRed
BloomsSpring Blooms, Summer Blooms, Fall Blooms, Early Spring Blooms, Fall Foliage, Winter Foliage, Spring Foliage, Summer Foliage, Early Summer Blooms
Average Height0' to 1'
Average Width30' to 50'
AttractsButterflies, Visual Attention
FragrancesNone
Additional Information About Barbara Karst Red Bougainvillea


NOTICE:  We do not ship our tropical plants to a location unless and until low temperatures are above 55 degrees Fahrenheit 


More about Barbara Karst Bougainvillea...

Noteworthy Characteristics

'Barbara Karst' is an especially popular Bougainvillea variety that produces large clusters of red flowers (papery bracts) repeatedly during summer and fall in warmer climates. A vigorous climber that can reach a height or length of up to 40 feet in its native habitat but can be maintained at much lower heights. 

Uses

Where hardy outdoors, Barbara Karst Bougainvillea is useful as a perennial climber that grows up to 40 feet in height or length, perfect for covering arbors, pergolas, fences, entryways and opther overhead structures. Where not winter hardy, it can be used outdoors as an annual in beds or as a container plant that can be overwintered indoors when low temperatures drop below 55 degrees. 

Details

USDA Zones : 10a-11



Plant Type:  Tropical Vine
Height:  8-10' average (up to 40')
Width:  6-8'
Sun / Light Needs:   Full to Mostly Sun (6 hours or more of direct sunlight)
Soil Type:  Well-drained, loamy, rich in organic matter.
Water Needs:  Average. Keep soil evenly moist but not constantly soggy.
Fertilizer Needs: After every bloom cycle with a good slow-release fertilizer containing Iron 
Maintenance: Average
Flower Color:  Red
Bloom Season:  Repeatedly through season
Fragrance:  None
Attracts: Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Resistances:  Heat
Salt Tolerance:  High. Great near coast and in seaside plantings. 
Houseplant Usage: Can be overwintered indoors. Place where plant will receive some light.


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