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Barbara Karst Bougainvillea-Staked

Barbara Karst Bougainvillea-Staked

Regular price $7.40 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 15-40 feet
Spread: 15-40 feet
Flower Color: magenta or hot-pink
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Barbara Karst Bougainvillea is a vigorous and hardy variety, making it a favorite among gardeners and landscapers. Originating from Brazil, Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees. The Barbara Karst variety is particularly renowned for its bright magenta or hot pink bracts that provide a spectacular display of color. These bracts are often mistaken for flowers, but they are actually modified leaves that surround the plant's true flowers, which are small and white.

This variety is an excellent choice for a range of landscaping uses. It can be trained to climb walls, trellises, and fences, creating a stunning vertical display. Alternatively, it can be grown as a bush or ground cover, or even in containers where it can be pruned to a manageable size. The vibrant bracts bloom most profusely in full sun, making the Barbara Karst Bougainvillea a fantastic option for sunny, warm climates.

In addition to its visual appeal, this variety is appreciated for its drought tolerance once established. It thrives in well-draining soil and requires minimal watering, making it a low-maintenance option for water-wise gardens. Regular pruning not only helps maintain its shape but can also encourage more prolific bract production.

The Barbara Karst Bougainvillea's adaptability, ease of care, and stunning color make it a popular choice for both residential and commercial landscapes. Its ability to add a tropical flair and bright color to any setting makes it particularly valuable in garden designs that aim to create a vibrant and inviting atmosphere.

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