Scientific Name: Bougainvillea cv.
Common Name: paper flower
Family Name: Nyctaginaceae
Origin: South America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 °C)
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Irregular, Pendulous
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Arbors or trellis, Indoor plant
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, White, Orange, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Magenta, Red, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Achene, Green, Brown
Key ID Features:
Thorny and twiggy with stems that erect from the ground; leaves alternate, simple ovate with acuminate tips, 4-13cm long x 2-6cm wide; florets small usually white, each group of three are surrounded by three or six colourful bracts that are commonly pink or purple, sepals white and petal-like, tubular at base.