Bougainvillea ‘Rosenka’

Rosenka Bougainvillea
Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

3-4' x 3-4'


Full sun


Medium, Low Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Low Water Use

Sunset Garden Zones

5, 6, 12-17, 19, 21-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Fast-growing tropical evergreen shrub to 3-4’ tall and wide. This compact, dwarf variety forms a rounded-mound of lush green foliage accented with a spectacular display of bright gold flowers that eventually mature to a lovely rosy-pink. Blooming occurs repeatedly throughout the warmer months, attracting hummingbirds. Well-suited as an accent or shrub border, and is useful as a colorful mass planting to control soil erosion on slopes and hillsides. Thrives in mild climates but makes an excellent container specimen that can be moved to protected areas in winter in colder climates. Bougainvillea in general does not like root disturbance, so the root ball should be left completely undisturbed when planting. Thrives in summer heat in a well-drained soil and once established has low water needs. Overwatered plants will tend to have more abundant foliage with less abundant bloom. Allow soil to dry between watering. Thrives in heat and prefers a full sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 9A-11
Sunset Zone: 5, 6, 12-17, 19, 21-24, H1, H2

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