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Bougainvillea hybrida Solar Flare

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Bougainvillea hybrida Solar Flare Paper Flower, Strawflower, Straw Flower,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like, Upright

A true dwarf form of bougainvillea growing to a tidy compact 1m in height. It produces tango-orange flower bracts through the warmer months which fade to a paler orange as they age. Its small compact form makes it the perfect pot or container specimen, or as a low compact growing hedge or border plant. It is the sister plant to other varieties Tom Thumb, Temple Fire and Little Guy for a mix of colours.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Topiary / Espalier, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods

Family Name: Origin:
Nyctaginaceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Orange
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Low, Medium / Moderate
Drought: High, Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate