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Bougainvillea Spectabilis

Botanical Name:

Bougainvillea spectabilis

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Vine, Annual, Perennial, Shrub

Lifespan

Perennial, Annual, Woody

Flower

Flowers are found in axillary clusters of three, each flower with a purple, red, pink, or orange bract beneath. The calyx is tubular with 5 lobes approximately 2 cm long. The tube is the same color as the bracts, with white lobes approximately 3 mm long and 5-10 stamens.

Fruit

Winged achenes are 1-1.5 cm, elongate, 5-ribbed containing 1 seed and are distributed by wind and water.

Benefits
Attracts

Bees

Butterflies

Moths

Pollinators

Taxonomy

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Nyctaginaceae

Genus

Bougainvillea

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