What are the flowers on bougainvillea called?

What are the flowers on bougainvillea called?

The bright showy blooms on bougainvillea plants are called bracts.

What does the flower bougainvillea look like?

Bougainvillea blooms come in purple, red, orange, white, pink and yellow. But those blooms actually aren’t blooms at all. The paper-like structures are a modified leaf called a bract that hides bougainvillea’s true flowers: small, trumpet-shaped blooms of white and yellow.

How often do bougainvilleas flower?

The plant usually produces three rounds of vibrant blooms in spring, summer, and autumn. If you don’t have growing space or live in a suitable climate, you can plant bougainvillea in a pot.

How do I identify a bougainvillea plant?

Bougainvilleas have very distinctive blooms that come in hot pink, salmon, purple or yellow. What appear to be flowers are actually papery, leaf-like bracts. The creamy, tubular flowers are hidden inside the bracts. Bougainvilleas have long, elliptical leaves and 1- to 2-inch thorns.

What is the lifespan of bougainvillea?

For bud initiations and initiations to complete blooming it takes 1 and 12 days. From bud blooming to senescence the flowers longevity on plants was about 13 days. All the bracts containing the flower dropped within two days of senescence. Saifuddin (2009) reported that Bougainvillea bract longevity almost 24 days.

Does bougainvillea attract rats?

Then there’s the “vermin aspect,” according to Sollom of Laguna Niguel. Bougainvillea is a popular plant for raising little rat families because it gets so bushy and bracts falling on the lower vines create an appealingly protected habitat.

Do bougainvillea like coffee grounds?

It’s true that bougainvillea like acidic soil. However, coffee grounds are not the best way to lower the pH. They add very little acidity to the soil. But coffee grounds mold very quickly, so avoid using them in pots and containers.

What is the smell of bougainvillea?

Bougainvillea has a nice fragrance which is similar to that of the Honeysuckle plant. In cool or dry conditions, it can be semi-deciduous. The shoots, that have been overgrown, may attach themselves to the surroundings.

What do rats hate the most?

So, what smells do rats dislike? Among the smells that rats hate are chemical odors such as the smell of naphthalene, the stench of rat predators like cats, raccoons, and ferrets, as well as several natural scents such as the smell of citronella, peppermint and eucalyptus oils.

Can bougainvillea get too much sun?

Bougainvillea will grow in a variety of soil types, is highly drought tolerant but should be grown in full sun in acid soil to produce numerous colored bracts (similar to poinsettia or dogwood). If it receives too much shade and/or water it will resists blooming.

What color is bougainvillea?


genus name Bougainvillea
flower color Purple Red Orange White Pink Yellow
foliage color Blue/Green
season features Spring Bloom Fall Bloom Reblooming Summer Bloom
problem solvers Drought Tolerant