Paper Flower, Bouggainvillea
|USDA Hardiness Zone
|Canadian Hardiness Zone
|Requires late season protection under glass.
|RHS Hardiness Zone
|1 - 5
|41 - 50
|Large cascading vine/shrub.
|Can be easily grown as a hedge, an arch or a standard in the landscape or in pots. Available in a variety of cultivars, so it is ideal for bonsai.
|Does best in dry conditions in full sun, warm weather and well drained soil to flower well.
|Produces a variety of leaf shapes including globular, elliptical and cordite.
|No major issues.
|Shiny, slightly hairy leaves.
|Tiny flowers usually appear in clusters surrounded by colourful papery bracts, hence the name paper flower. Single and double flower forms are available.
|Leaves are green with magenta bracts. Flowers are white.
|Centennial Conservatory, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
|May be grown from root cuttings and branch cuttings. Root cuttings should be planted in a shady area until they form additional roots. Half-ripened or old wood cuttings, 12 - 30 cm in length may be rooted from April to June.