The sensational colors of Bougainvillea Rosenka

The vibrant gold-pink flowering shrub of Rosenka is a lovely and compact little bush. This profuse-blooming Bougainvillea only gets 1 to 2 feet tall, and 3 to 4 feet wide.

Curiously, the bracts emerge golden, and age to pink. The flourish occurs repeatedly throughout the warmer months, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. If you really want to have the best show of color, be sure to plant your Rosenka in full sun.

This little evergreen can be in frost-free regions; also can be used in areas that get intense frost in the winter, as a summer annual in planters, and hanging baskets. This vine features an exceptionally dwarf mound habit that is great for small spaces or borders. Plant Rosenka where delightfully shifting colors are desired.

This vine features an exceptionally dwarf mound habit that is great for small spaces or borders. Plant Rosenka where delightfully shifting colors are desired.

Bougainvillea in general does not like root disturbance, so the root ball should be left completely undisturbed when planting. This plant benefits from regular water while getting established, but after the first year this charming scrub only needs occasional watering.  Thrives in summer heat and prefers a full sun exposure in a well-drained soil. Over-watered plants will tend to have more abundant foliage but less bloom. Allow soil to dry between watering.

 

Plant information:

Plant Type: shrub vine

Deciduous / Evergreen: evergreen

Exposure to Sun: full sun

Watering Needs: medium water

Blooming Season: spring, summer, fall

Flower’s Color: tangerine and pink

Foliage’s Color: green

Typical size: moderately growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.

Growth Habit: Compact Mounding

Also Grown As: bush

Native of: South America

USDA Zone: 9A-11

Sunset Zone: 5, 6, 12-17, 19, 21-24, H1, H2

Garden Style: Tropical pair

Landscapes Ideas: The mounding form of Rosenka make it perfect for banks, and slopes coverage. The energetic bracts’ color pairs well with other tropical plants. You can also plant it among natural stone and rock in a drought tolerant garden. Use as foundation plantings, on irregular groups in larger planting areas for continuous color. It’s gorgeous in gardens’ container as the focal plant with trailing varieties surrounding it, and dazzling along fence lines.

Landscape Uses: border, coastal exposure, container, hanging basket, urban garden

Companion Plants: Lantana, Princess Flower (Tibouchina), Cordyline, Hibiscus, and Mandevilla

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At Vista Farms, we have great varieties of Bougainvillea, including RijnPlant, also a selection of ixoras and hibiscus. Our extensive stock and modern propagation facilities allow us filling up diverse your plantings needs. Contact us for more information.

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