|Color||magenta-rose or purple|
|Type Of Flowering Plant||Natural|
|Botanical Name||bougainvillea peruviana|
|Other Necessities||Well drained, sandy soil|
|Bloom Time||With at least 5 hours of direct sunlight per day, a typical, healthy bougainvillea will remain in a|
The vine species grow anywhere from 1 to 12 m (3 to 40 ft.) tall, scrambling over other plants with their spiky thorns. The thorns are tipped with a black, waxy substance. They are evergreen where rainfall occurs all year, or deciduous if there is a dry season. The leaves are alternate, simple ovate-acuminate, 4–13 cm long and 2– 6 cm broad. The actual flower of the plant is small and generally white, but each cluster of three flowers is surrounded by three or six bracts with the bright colours associated with the plant, including pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, white, or yellow. Bougainvillea glabra is sometimes referred to as "paper flower" because the bracts are thin and papery. The fruit is a narrow five-lobed achene.
Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees with flower-like spring leaves near its flowers.
The bracts' range of colors includes the classic red, purple, orange, apricot, white, pink, cream, yellow and bi-color mutations.
Evergreen or partly Deciduous sometimes thorny Climber.
Spacing: 3 to 6 feet
Height: 15’ to 30’
They need rich soil that is slightly acidic, with pH between 5.5 and 6.0.
Water: t is important to let the top 2 to 3 inches (5.1 to 7.6 cm) of soil dry out before watering. To check, stick a finger into the soil up to your knuckle. If the soil is dry to this point, then it is time to water.
Fertilizers: 1:1:1 or a 2:1:2 fertilizer for regular fertilizing