Botanical name: Bougainvillea
Botanical name: Bougainvillea
Growing along garden walls, trellises, fences, or planted in hedges, bougainvillea produce showy bouquets of colorful flowers. Heart-shaped leaves hide the thorny stems that protect soft, delicate flower-like bracts. They are perfectly at home in warm climates. Various species of bougainvillea are the official flowers of Guam, and certain cities around eastern Asia and California.
Species of Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea is a vibrant plant with three distinct bracts surrounding tiny white flowers. The papery bracts come in a variety of colors such as pink, red, purple, and orange. Often used as a decorative plant, it is native to South America and named after French explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville.
Growing along garden walls, trellises, fences, or planted in hedges, bougainvilleas 'Afterglow' produce showy bouquets of colorful flowers. Heart-shaped leaves hide the thorny stems that protect soft, delicate flower-like bracts. They are perfectly at home in warm climates. Various species of bougainvilleas 'Afterglow' are the official flowers of Guam, and certain cities around eastern Asia and California.
Bougainvilleas 'Imperial Delight'
Bougainvilleas 'Imperial Delight' is a cultivar of the vining plant Bougainvillea. It is distinctive for its delightful blossoms, which boast a stunning color pattern that shifts from white to a mature combination of white and delicate pink colors. This evergreen plant is a semi-dwarf, but despite being smaller than its parent, it can still grow as high as 6 m. It delights the eye by flowering several times a year
Bougainvilleas 'California Gold'
Bougainvilleas 'California Gold' is a Bougainvillea cultivar that is named for its warm golden-orange flowers and bracts, which are quite different in color from the parent plant. This evergreen climber is quite hardy, tolerant of brightness and shade, drought and salt, and rewards gardeners with several blooms a year.
Bougainvilleas 'Juanita Hatten'
Bougainvilleas 'Juanita Hatten' is a cultivar of the climbing shrub Bougainvillea which differs from the parent plant due to the beautiful, fuchsia pink, leafy bracts surrounding small white flowers. The plant is popular with gardeners because it is a large, showy plant that is very easy to grow in a variety of conditions, producing several bright blooms each year.
The great bougainvillea is best known for its bright flowers. It has spread around the world as a garden plant. This plant thrives in warm environments. The great bougainvillea is a woody, climbing plant that winds its way around other plants as it grows. It also has thorns that aid in its climbing habit.
The paperflower is commonly used as an outdoor ornamental plant and thrives in warm climates. The genus Bougainvillea glabra is the official flower of many places, including Guam, Pingtung, Ipoh, Tagbilaran, San Clemente, Guangzhou, and Naha.
Bougainvilleas 'James Walker'
Bougainvilleas 'James Walker' is a popular cultivar of the flowering vine Bougainvillea, with bright crimson ‘bracts’ surrounding tiny white flowers. These bracts are much larger than those of the parent plant, making bougainvilleas 'James Walker' extra beautiful. This hardy cultivar is a bright addition to any garden and flowers several times a year.