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    Bougainvillea

    Bougainvillea, blooming now
    (The leaves are from an Allamanda, next to it.)

    John_NY
    USDA Zone 6/7
    Sunset Zone 34

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    OK, John, tell me how.

    It's really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandi
    SE PA, zone 6b

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    John,

    When I saw this, I ran outside to see if mine is blooming. I have a huge one that blooms red. It came from my mother's old house. She had it in a whiskey barrel, and the old house was located in a more tropical microclimate. I didn't know if it would make it here, so I planted it on the south side of my home, near brick and protected from north winds.

    It dies to the ground every winter, and it takes forever to see the blooms in the fall. I have rooted cuttnigs from the smaller varieties like the variegated one, but need to try to root this larger one.

    When they bloom, they are gorgeous but the big varieties have thorns that you never want to get too near.

    Have you ever had one produce seeds? If so, how large are the seed pods and what do they look like?

    Thanks for the picture!
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


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    Never saw any seeds. We've gotten occasional seeds from lots of others, Madevilla, Allamanda, Pandorea, Jatropha, Oleander, Lantana, etc., but never from the Bougs.
    John_NY
    USDA Zone 6/7
    Sunset Zone 34

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