|1. Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Poultonii'|
Bougainvillea, the name itself conjures romance in the high seas .....
|2. Bougainvillea 'Mrs Eva Variegated Light Purple'|
poetry and sunshine, blue skies, palm trees.....
|3. Bougainvillea 'Mary Palmer Red'|
..... and beautiful sandy beaches of the exotic tropics.
|4. Bougainvillea 'Aiskrim'|
|5. Bougainvillea 'Singapore Beauty Variegated White'|
The plant was discovered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Jeanne Baret. She was the first European to view the bougainvillea flower while Philipert was the first botanist who described it. Jeanne was Philipert's botanical assistant/companion/lover/valet? She became the first woman to sail round the world, but disguised as a man!
|6. Bougainvillea 'Glabra Red'|
There are about 100-120 bougainvillea hybrids in Malaysia.
Hybrids like Mrs Eva', Mrs Butt, Mrs McLean and Louis Wathen have been around for a long time.
Mrs Butt arrived in Malaysia in 1923 followed by Mrs McLean in 1933.
|7. Bougainvillea 'Formosa'|
|8. Bougainvillea "Mrs Eva'|
'Mrs Eva' is a low and dense bush.
|9. Bougainvillea 'Mrs Eva Variegated Yellow Light Purple'|
This is the 'Mrs Eva' with variegated yellow leaves and light purple flower bracts.
Compare the leaves of this one with 'Mrs Eva Variegated White Light Purple' in Picture 2.
I prefer variegated white to yellow.
|10. Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Golden Glow'|
Bougainvillea x buttiana is a natural hybrid of B. glabra and B. peruviana.
It is the source of many bougainvillea cultivars.
One example is B. x buttiana 'Golden Glow' (picture above).
|11. Bougainvillea 'Variegated Yellow Pink'|
Scientific name: Bougainvillea spp
Common name: Bougainvillea, Paper Flower
Malay name: Bunga Kertas
Family: Nyctaginaceae (4 O'clock Flower family)
Origin: Brazil, Peru, Argentina
Category: Woody Climber
Bougainvillea is the official flower of Ipoh city in Perak state, Malaysia,
also the official flower of various cities in the Philippines, China, Taiwan, Japan and California.
It is the state flower of Guam and national flower of Grenada.
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