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Bougainvillea spp


Paper Flower
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Bougainvillea spp
Principal Common Name Bougainvillea
Common Name(s) Paper Flower
Description Big sprawling woody plant grown as a shrub or vine, with colorful, long lasting bracts. There are about 14 species and many are spiny.
General Comments It was named for Louis Antoine de Bougainville, a Frenchman who sailed around the world in 1767.If blossoming stops, let soil dry out to force more flowers. Tolerates short periods of drought.
Nativity South America
Height Range 4 - 30 FT
Spread Range 15 - 40 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 5 : 6 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 19 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Medium Green
Leaf Texture Medium : Smooth : Thorny
Form Shrub : Vine
Flower Color Apricot : Magenta : Orange : Pink : Purple bracts : Red : Salmon : White : Yellow
Flower Time Continuous : Spring : Summer : Fall
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Part Sun
Soil Preferences Loam : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Color : Drought tolerant : Flower : Foliage : Form : Heat Tolerant

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