(Bougainvillea, Firemound Bougainvillea, Paperflower)
What a bright and vibrant bloomer! This compact bougie becomes a mound of red flame when in bloom. Its shiny foliage and compact size make ‘Firemound’ a perfect hybrid Bougainvillea for containers and small gardens. This cultivar has the same graceful arching branches as larger forms, but they are held low to the ground.
Bougainvillea is grown for its garishly bright blooms. The true flowers are small, tubular and inconspicuous but are surrounded by large, bright, papery...
(Bougainvillea, Imperial Delight Bougainvillea)
The genus Bougainvillea comprises about 18 species. They are woody, scrambling, thorny vines, shrubs and small trees native to South America. The genus is named for Louis Antoine de Bougainville, a French explorer who sailed around the world in 1767 and discovered the plant in the area of Brazil. There are several commercially important species and hundreds of cultivated varieties.
Generally, these plants are evergreen but some may be semi-evergreen for a short time during winter....
(Bougainvillea, Juanita Hatten Bougainvillea, Paperflower)
Variegated leaves and fiery red color combine in this showy tropical vine for frost-free gardens. This is a liana, a term for tropical shrubs that send their long branches into jungle trees of South America. Three major species are the parents of our contemporary hybrids, which have been crossed into a dazzling array of sizes and colors. The long shoots of ‘Juanita Hatten’ are lined with dark green leaves sectioned elegantly with lighter-green.
The blend of bright red and dark pink color is from...
(Bougainvillea, La Jolla Bougainvillea, Paperflower)
This shrubby bougainvillea features bright red flowers and a relatively short-branched, compact, arching habit. It is one of a rainbow of Bougainvillea hybrids developed over the past few decades. All bougainvillea species hail from tropical and subtropical regions of South America.
The red "blossoms" are actually leaf-like bracts, which subtend clusters of tiny tubular flowers. The true flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds and long-tongued insects, bringing further color to the garden....
(Bougainvillea, Mary Palmer Bougainvillea, Surprise Bougainvillea)
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 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 that are...
(Bougainvillea, Mary Palmer's Enchantment Bougainvillea)
This hybrid bougainvillea, 'Mary Palmer's Enchantment,' is a popular semi-evergreen vine that flowers multiple times during the year. The small flowers are creamy-white and are surrounded by large, papery white bracts (petal-like leaves). Its large, dark green leaves are smooth and may persist year-round, depending on temperature and soil moisture. It is a plant with reaching, vigorous, thorny stems that need room to spread and climb.
Plant ‘Mary Palmer’s Enchantment’ in full to partial sun. In...
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(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,...