Bougainvillea ‘Barbara Karst’

Barbara Karst Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea ‘Barbara Karst’
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Plant Type

Vine

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

Vine to 15-30′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium Water

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Flower Color

Red

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions

Container Sizes

#1, #2, #5, #15

Sunset Garden Zones

5, 6, 12-17, 19, 21-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

10-11

Bougainvillea ‘Barbara Karst’ has magenta red bracts which bloom for a long season (Summer-Fall). Tolerates frost (to about 20 degrees F.) and heat. Plant in full sun to bring out the bright red color of the bracts if planted in shade the color will dull to a reddish-blue. A very vigorous grower. Low water needs once established. Great for patio fence or arbors.

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