Carol Cloud Bailey
(Bougainvillea, Miami Pink Bougainvillea, Paperflower)
The hybrid 'Mary Palmer' bougainvillea (also known as 'Surprise' and 'Snow Cap'), a cross of Bougainvillea spectabilis and B. peruviana, is a lovely semi-evergreen vine that usually flowers multiple times across the year. The small flowers are creamy-white and are surrounded and dwarfed by colorful papery bracts that are coppery when young and then mature to white and vibrant shades of pink. Some bracts can have marbling of the two colors. Occasionally the plant may revert to bracts...
(Bougainvillea, Paperflower, Tahitian Dawn Bougainvillea)
The orange hued flowers of Tahitian Dawn® age to rosy-mauve. This tough tropical vine offers superb hot color to arid frost free gardens or greenhouses.
Bougainvilleas are the ornamental hallmark of Hawaii, Mexico and California but thrive in dry climates around the world. The parent species to all bougie hybrids are native to South America.
This large woody twining vine produces long arching branches decked with dark evergreen leaves. Tiny tubular flowers are flanked by colorful orange...
(Bougainvillea, Paperflower, Texas Dawn™ Bougainvillea)
Luscious pink bloom gives ‘Monas’ a place in elegant traditional planting, cottage gardens, and tropical landscapes. This hybrid bougainvillea is a hallmark of Mexico and California but can be found thriving in dry climates around the world. The parent species are native to South America where various colors and forms were bred early on to create the contemporary garden varieties. This large woody vine-like plant produces long arching branches decked with dark green leaves.
The color is from bracts,...
James H. Schutte
(Bougainvillea, Jamaica White™ Bougainvillea, Paperflower)
Cool snow white bracts with just a hint of blush make ‘Monca’ a spectacular garden-wedding vine and the perfect tropical climber for classical, designed landscapes. The parent species are native to South America where various colors and forms were bred early on to create the contemporary garden varieties. They thrive in dry climates around the world. A large, woody vine-like plant, ‘Monca’ produces long, arching stems decked with dark green leaves.
The color is from bracts, which are modified...
(Bougainvillea, Paperflower, Purple Queen™ Bougainvillea)
A fabulous tropical vine, this hybrid bougainvillea with its brilliant purple flowers is both a climber and a groundcover due to its dense green foliage. Bougainvillea is a hallmark of Mexico and California but can be found thriving in dry climates around the world. The parent species of ‘Moneth’ are native to South America where various colors and forms were bred early on to create the contemporary garden varieties. This hybrid is a smaller form that climbs by the same arching limbs and hooks, but...
(Bougainvillea, Oo-La-La® Bougainvillea)
This vivid magenta-red dwarf bougainvillea, ‘Monka,’ is among the best for a groundcover or container color in hot, dry climates. It is descended from giant vines of South America and their many hybrids, crossed to develop this small shrubby form, and others, tame enough for garens with limited space or entirely new applications such as slope stabilization.
Also known as Oo-La-La, bears dense color due not to its flowers but to modified leaves known as bracts. They are a signal that draws pollinators...
(Bougainvillea, New River Bougainvillea, Paperflower)
This hybrid, ‘New River,’ offers smaller leaves and a more dense habit than other bougainvilleas, with the same tropical blooms for vibrant color in the frost free garden. Bougainvillea is a hallmark of Mexico and California but can be found thriving in warm climates around the world. The parent species of ‘New River’ are native to South America where various colors and forms were bred early on to create our contemporary garden varieties. A large woody, vine-like plant, ‘New River’ produces long...
(Bougainvillea, Pink Pixie Bougainvillea)
This is a true miniature form of the huge tropical vines that are the star performers of tropical gardens. Not only is ‘Pink Pixie’ a better candidate for small, sun-drenched gardens than most bougainvilleas, it’s a popular bonsai and topiary specimen too. This is a dwarf form of the variety ‘Torch Glow,’ discovered by a California grower among a group of bougainvilleas imported from the Philippines. What makes this sun-loving dwarf so unusual is the short distance between nodes on its stems, with...
James H. Schutte
(Bougainvillea, Paperflower, Raspberry Ice Bougainvillea)
Raspberry Ice bougainvillea is a shrubby, mounding evergreen climber with short thorns and small green leaves with wavy margins. Leaves have cream to golden yellow edges, dark gray-green centers, and are tinged with red when new. Clusters of red bracts create additional color from summer to autumn or, in the dry season.
Plant bougainvillea in full sun and fertile, well-drained garden soil. Raspberry Ice bougainvillea is especially effective in hanging baskets or other containers.