The riotously lurid Bougainvillea in all it’s colour forms says, no, yells extravagance! Think tropical gardens, think Bougainvillea. Think colour, climbers, feature plants or screening. Bougies are your answer.
The Bougainvillea is drought-tolerant, requiring infrequent watering once established. They prefer a frost-free climate but will recover from a light frost. They're not demanding about soil type provided they've got good drainage. They like all day sun but even with half a day's sun, they'll still thrive. When it comes to feeding bougainvilleas never add too much nitrogen. That will produce lots of leafy growth at the expense of flowers. The key ingredient is potassium or potash.