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Bougainvillea glabra (Paper Flower)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 19683

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Genus: Bougainvillea
Species: Bougainvillea glabra
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Plant Types edit
  • Climber
  • Ornamental
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
  • 10a (to 35 F / 2 C)
  • 10b (to 40 F / 4 C)
  • 11 (Above 40 F / Above 4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 m)
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Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
  • Alternate
  • Elliptic
  • Ovate
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Suitable For edit
  • Hanging Basket
  • Hedging/Screening
  • Wall/Trellis
  • Greenhouse
  • Indoor
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Moist
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Bloom Colour edit
  • Red
  • Pink
  • White
  • Peach
Wildlife Value edit
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Stem Cutting
  • Layering - Simple
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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Contributors For This Plant
Netty (13558)
civicboyfl (356)
  flyingkoi (1)
Frank (2697)
bsewnsew (2)
KatyBug (135)
  Donna S (121)
Mrs. Galeassi (25)

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KatyBug's Garden
 udoit2urself's Garden
 Donna S's Garden
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civicboyfl (356) wrote on Apr 12 2009
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These plants look good if left alone to grow unmanaged, but they look great when shaped like a you would a shrub. Can be shaped to look like ground cover, medium shrubs, tall shrubs, or even a tree. Can be trained to grow on a trellis, lattice, or arbor. A very versatile plant that can be forced into blooming for long periods of time.

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bsewnsew (2) wrote on May 08 2009
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Write your opinion of this plant here...It is very nice , i love it .
Does it come in other colors?

thanks b

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  Donna S (121) wrote on Aug 01 2011
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I love bougainvillea. It is a lust green plant with flowers in beautiful brillant colors. My problem is I can't keep it blooming. Whats the magic formula? I take plants in house for the winter and they do quite well. Sping time they bloomed nicely, but that was it.

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Mrs. Galeassi (25) wrote on May 10 2012
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Argh beautiful plant, but its a pain in my behind! It was already in the yard when we moved in, Its laying on the ground the stake is broken and i think it will never stand up because its been down long before we got here. And it doesn't want to move I've tried, so there it will stay! And now I shaped it into a ball....

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