Bougainvillea × buttiana

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Bougainvillea × buttiana
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Bougainvillea × buttiana at Orto Botanico dell'Università di Genova
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Genus: Bougainvillea
Species: B. × buttiana
Binomial name
Bougainvillea × buttiana
Holttum & Standl.

Bougainvillea × buttiana is a flowering plant, a garden hybrid of Bougainvillea glabra and Bougainvillea peruviana.[1]

Flower surrounded by bracts of Bougainvillea × buttiana

Growing to 5 metres (16 ft) tall by 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) broad, It is an evergreen vine, with thorny stems and tiny trumpet shaped white flowers, usually appearing in clusters surrounded by three showy bright magenta-rose papery bracts. The leaves are ovate and dark green.

This plant can be grown in a warm temperate or subtropical environment where the temperature does not fall below freezing (0 °C (32 °F)), against a south-facing wall in full sun. Numerous cultivars have been developed, of which the following have gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit:

  • ’Miss Manila’[2]
  • ’Mrs Butt’[3]
  • ’Poulton’s Special’[4]


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