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Bougainvillea spectabilis Twilight Delight, Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea spectabilis Twilight Delight

Bougainvillea
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Origin: Brazil
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersThorny or spinySeaside, salt tolerant plant

Very vigorous, evergreen, woody vines. Although normally climbers, they can be trained to stay bushy as pot plants, hanging baskets, or as standard 3 or 4 feet high. They will bloom beautifully on branches on 18"-20" long. Keep all long shoots cut back to 18"-20" for best bloom. The vibrant color of this vine comes not from the small white tubular flowers, but from the 3 large paper-like bracts that surround each flower. Winter bloomer. Likes very dry conditions. Very salt tolerant. Accent plant. Often used as a hedge. See article about Bougainvillea.


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Bougainvillea spectabilis Twilight Delight, Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea spectabilis Twilight Delight, Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea spectabilis Twilight Delight, Bougainvillea


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