"can almost smell the aroma of God's beauty in the fresh spring flowers. His breath surrounds us in the warm summer breezes."

- Gale Heide

About Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea an exotic name denotes a unique flower. Much known to South Americans as a beautiful flower to decorate a garden with, it is lesser known in Europe. Therefore it fist just perfectly into our series of presenting beautiful flowers. Bougainvillea as it was stated previously is a flower, a flowering plant native to Brazil, Peru, and Argentina, in a word it is well-known on the South American continent. It is very interesting, that its discovery is connected to a French botanist. This French botanist was accompanying Louis Antoine de Bougainville during his voyage. Thus was named the flower.The selected species include:Bougainvillea butianaBougainvillea glabraBougainvillea peruvianaBougainvillea spinosaBougainvillea spectabilis(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bougainvillea)The plant consists of thorny, woody vines growing from 1 up to 12 meters tall. It is also a plant with spiky thorns. The leaves are ovate-acuminate, 4-13 cm long and 2-6 cm broad. The actual flower of the plant is small and generally white. It has an interesting aspect, but each cluster of three flowers is surrounded by three or six bracts.The colors associated to this plant are usually bright: pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, yellow, white. A species of Bougainville is sometimes referred to as “paper flower” because of its thin and papery bracts. So, whenever you feel in need of a bit of exoticism, a little charm for your garden in Romania or anywhere else, you can search for some tips about caring for Bougainville. Its flower is beautiful and it will truly be a charming little spot in your garden.