Bougainvillea are thorny, evergreen summer bloomers, but their orange, yellow, crimson or purple flowers are actually modified leaves called bracts. The bracts surround the actual flowers that are tiny and white.
They are extremely drought-resistant and thrive in almost any well-draining soil. How to grow a bougainvillea vine is easy once you know the basics.
When you plant bougainvillea in the garden, you need to learn the ins and outs of caring for bougainvillea vines. Bougainvillea care takes less effort if you select the optimal site. Place these woody vines in a site with full sun and well-draining soil.
Although bougainvillea vines tolerate many types of soil, they prefer loamy soil that contains clay, sand, and silt in equal parts. Amend it with organic matter to allow nutrients to easily reach the roots. For the best bougainvillea care, select a soil with a pH of just over 6.