Barbara Karst Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea Barbara Karst
There are many good reasons why it is becoming increasingly difficult to encounter a landscape in Phoenix that doesn’t include at least one of these lush, tropical shrubs. Mainly popular for its display of intense, deep magenta color from spring through fall, Bougainvillea makes a terrific backdrop when trellised against a wall or fence, performs well whether in the ground or in containers, is fairly drought tolerant, and loves the summer heat! While Bougainvillea are known to be frost tender, ‘Barbara Karst’ is the hardiest variety, and it will grow rapidly with the onset of warmth in spring, quickly making up for time spent in winter dormancy.
Light Needs:This shrub loves full sun. The more sun bougainvillea get the more they bloom and the deeper their color is.
Watering Needs:Water regularly – weekly or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size: The Barbara Karst Bougainvillea tends to vine out up to 20 feet.
Key Features: Magenta blooms.
Blooms: Flowers Flowers spring through fall.