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Bougainvillea ‘Vera Deep Purple’ P.P. #10950

Bougainvillea ‘Vera Deep Purple P.P. #10950′ is a new patented variety from Europe that is an exquisite neon fuchsia color. It’s unlike any bougainvillea you’ve ever seen – you have to see it to believe it!  Bright bracts are compact, and grow in a torch-like effect. Stunning as a mass-planting.

Characteristics

Branches with short internodes that grow in torch-like effect make this variety best suited as bush, bonsai, and smaller trellis.

Mature Size

4′ tall and 4′ wide. Can be pruned to stay smaller.

Exposure

Full, direct sun.  A minimum of 5 hours a day.

Water Usage

Low once established.  Water regularly after planting to encourage a deep root system, then reduce to only as needed.  Bougainvillea are drought-tolerant plants and perform beautifully in any xeriscape, or other environmental design minimizing the need for water use.

Fertilize

Use BOUGAIN® Quick Release Bloom Boost every 30 days.

Trimming and Pinching

After each blooming cycle (approximately every 4-6 weeks), trim or pinch the soft tips of young plants stems to encourage new growth. Pinching means removing the growing tip.  This will create multiple offshoots, thicken the plant’s appearance, and yield a more colorful bougainvillea.

Planting or Re-potting

Take care not to disturb the bougainvillea’s delicate root system during planting or re-potting.  Never pull on the stem of the plant as their weak roots can be easily severed.  We highly recommended that you plant bougainvillea in their nursery pots with the bottom of the pot cut out.  Use a quick-drain soil suitable for bougainvillea like BGI Select Soil.

Cold Hardiness

Performs best in hardiness zones 9-11, but can be used as annual color in colder climates.

Color Season

In the Southeastern U.S., Bougainvillea ‘Vera Deep Purple P.P. #10950′ flowers year-round if dry conditions exist.  Evergreen.

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