Bougainvillea 'Scarlet O'Hara'
|These tender, heat-loving, vigorous-growing vines and low shrubs sport brilliantly-colored flowers. Many types have dangerous, stout spines. Use tall-growing vines on fences, trellises, and as sprawling ground covers. Tie and intertwine vines on strong supports to prevent wind and rain damage. Use short mounding shrubs in containers, hanging baskets, and small spaces. They need heat, sun and well-drained soil. Where there is frost, place vines against a warm wall or plant in a protected place. Transplant only during warm growing season, and do not disturb fragile roots. Reduce watering and fertilizer in mid-summer to promote flowering, and in late summer to enhance winter hardiness. In Zone 10, they can bloom throughout the year.
This is one of the best. Big, rich, red flowers put on a dazzling display, and semi-evergreen leaves hold on well in winter. Can train into standards with staking. Also sold as 'San Diego' and 'San Diego Red'.
Attributes - Bougainvillea 'Scarlet O'Hara'
Plant Type: Vine
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Red
Height: 20 ft. to 30 ft.
Width: 15 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10
Notes: Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Black Spot, Caterpillars, Scales.
Bougainvillea x 'Barbara Karst', Bougainvillea 'Cultivars', Bougainvillea 'James Walker', Bougainvillea x 'Raspberry Ice', Bougainvillea 'Rosenka', Bougainvillea 'San Diego', Bougainvillea spectablis 'Temple Fire'