… these 5 interesting FACTS about BOUGAINVILLEA?
- Bougainvilleas are a woody vine from the family Nyctaginaceae, which is the family of Four O’Clock plants.
- Bougainvilleas are also known as Napoleón, veranera, trinitaria, Santa Rita and papelillo.
- South America is the native home of bougainvillea plants, and in its natural tropical growing environment, it flowers all year.
- Bougainvilleas grow 1-12 metres (3 to 39 feet) in height depending on the species, and can be grown in pots, as a bonsai, in hanging baskets, along walls, over trellises, as a hedge and other places in the garden.
- Bougainvilleas were first recorded by the Europeans, by French botanist Philibert Commerçon, in the 1760s