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Common name:Bougainvillea
Botanical name:Bougainvillea spectabilis

Showy vine grows at a moderate rate to 15' x20'. Blooms appear year-round in frost-free weather. Accepts hot exposures and reflected sun. Has large thorns and a high amount of leaf litter. Is frost tender. Native to Brazil.

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Water Saving Tip:

Water-wise plants can be beautiful as well as practical.

Ask at your local nursery for the types of plants that have minimal watering needs.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.