Bird of Paradise
This flower is propagated by division or
from seeds, and is a low-maintenance
plant that is easy to grow in the garden;
it is fairly tolerant of soil conditions and
needs little water once established. If
cared for well, they will flower several
times in a year.
Bird of paradise plants have an allergy
scale rating of 1, and have no airborne
“The Amen of
nature is always
– Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
(Bougainvillea B. glabra, B.
spectabilis, B. brasiliensis)
The bougainvillea are in full bloom
in late winter/spring and fall.
Bougainvillea is native to Central
America, most of South America,
the Caribbean Islands, Spain, parts
of the United States, and many
other warm climates. Bougainvillea
is available in many colors including
hot pink, red, purple, lavender,
yellow, orange, pale pink, white, and
white with pink-tipped edges.
Bougainvillea have very sharp
thorns and the sap can cause
severe skin rash.