Sunvillea® Bougainvillea

Sunvillea® is opening up new possibilities for bougainvillea. Sunvillea® comes in Rose (bright fuchsia color), Pink (soft pink), and Cream (really soft yellow).

Sunvillea® Bougainvilleas debuted in the United States at the Tropical Plant Industry Exposition in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and were a big hit, winning ‘The Best New Flowering Plant’ Award based on attendee votes in 2011.

Plant Info

Plants are ultra-compact and can even be sold as miniatures since plants flower at a very young stage.

Grow it as part of quart tropical program, in baskets and mixed patio planters. Plants will grow to a maximum height of two to three feet.

Habit, Application & Care

Habit: Compact, upright & bushy in habit. Height: 4-8 inches. Spread: 3-4 feet.

Application: Bougainvilleas are ideal for patio containers, window boxes, bedding and baskets.

Care: Keep plant under full sun. Maintain moderately moist soil, do not water excessively.

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Sunvillea is a very compact series of bougainvillea. Plants will grow to a maximum height of two to three feet. Sunvillea comes in Rose (bright fuchsia color), Pink (soft pink) and Cream (really soft yellow, cream explains it well). This is a unique plant for customers as it blooms almost constantly. It can be grown in anything from a 4-inch pot to a 3-gallon.

Sunvillea also makes a nice hanging basket. It can also be grown upright as a standard. A 4-inch pot can be finished in as little as 10 weeks in warmer climates. In production, this will be very similar to other bougainvilleas. You do not want to let them dry out all the way, as they will defoliate. But at the same time, they do not like to have “wet feet.” Use a well-draining soil and keep it slightly moist. The plant will be in full flower about six weeks after the last pinch.


Chris Spanton, UK Breeder

Do not allow this plant to dry out otherwise the flowers fall off.

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