List of Most Beautiful Bougenville Flower Names

Beautiful Bougenville Flower
Bougenville or Paper Flower (Bougainvillea) is a genus of plants from the Nyctaginaceae family and is an ornamental plant that is very popular around the world for its beautiful flowers. Bougenville is known to come from eastern South America, its natural habitat from Brazil, west to Peru, and south to southern Argentina.

Generally, Bougenville grows to form a shrub with a height of 1-10 meters, has dense branches and sharp spines. Bougenville trees always have green leaves in the rainy season or if they get enough water, but they will fall in the long dry season or with very limited water.

Bougenville foliage is an alternate, simple, 5-15 cm long and 4-6 cm wide. Bougenville flowers are small and generally white, but each group of three flowers is surrounded by three or six bracts of bright colors such as pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, yellow, or white.


Philibert Commerçon was the first European to describe this plant, he was also a botanist who accompanied French Navy admiral Louis Antoine de Bougainville during his circumnavigation of the Earth, and was first published by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in 1789.

It is possible that the other first to observe this plant was Jeanne Beret, Commerçon’s lover, and assistant. Since she wasn’t allowed to board the ship as a woman, she disguised herself as a man to travel (and became the first woman to circumnavigate the world).

20 years after Commerçon’s description was published as “Buginvillæa” in the Plantarum Genera by AL de Jussieu in 1789. The genus was then spelled in several ways until it was finally designated “Bougainvillea” in the Kewensis Index in the 1930s.

At first, Bougainvillea spectabilis and Bougainvillea glabra were indistinguishable until the mid-1980s when botanists classified them as distinct species. In the early 19th century, these two species were the first to be introduced to Europe, and soon, nurseries in France and England were selling these varieties in Australia and throughout their former colonies. Meanwhile, Kew Gardens distributed plants that had been distributed to British colonies around the world.

Currently, Bougenville trees are widely planted in various locations, such as in public parks, house yards, office yards, schoolyards, yards, religions, to the side of the highway. Because quite a several species were grown side by side, natural hybrids were finally found, and are now a common occurrence around the world.

Tens to hundreds of types of Bougenville are now available, but some are people’s dreams because of the beautiful colors and shapes of the flowers. The following are some of the most beautiful types of Bougenville that the
Names of Trees can summarize for you.


Bougenville Cherry Blossom Bougainvillea
‘Cherry Blossom’
Bougenville Bambino Majik Bougainvillea
‘Bambino Majik’
Bougenville Barbara Karst Bougainvillea
‘Barbara Karst’
Bougenville Alexandra Bougainvillea
Bougenville Gold Rush Bougainvillea
‘Gold Rush’
Bougenville Afterglow Bougainvillea
Bougenville Coconut Ice Bougainvillea
‘Coconut Ice’
Bougenville Java White Bougainvillea
‘Java White’
Bougenville Bambino Pedro Bougainvillea
‘Bambino Pedro’
Bougenville Bambino Ningili Bougainvillea
‘Bambino Ningili’
Bougenville Hugh Evans Bougainvillea
‘Hugh Evans’
Bougenville Ladybird Bougainvillea
Bougenville Yani's Delight Bougainvillea
‘Yani’s Delight’
Bougenville Sunvillea Rose Bougainvillea
‘Sunvillea Rose’
Bougenville Sunvillea Cream Bougainvillea
‘Sunvillea Cream’
Bougenville Sunvillea Pink Bougainvillea
‘Sunvillea Pink’



Bougenville variegated is a type that has two-colored leaves such as green white or green yellow. Each type of variegated has its characteristic features, some are more green, white, or yellow.

Bougenville Fantasy Red Bougainvillea
‘Fantasy Red’
Bougenville Raspberry Ice Bougainvillea
‘Raspberry Ice’
Bougenville Vicky Thimma Bougainvillea
‘Vicky Thimma’
Bougenville Golden Summers Bougainvillea
‘Golden Summers’
Bougenville Picta Aurea Bougainvillea
‘Picta Aurea’
Bougenville Blueberry Ice Bougainvillea
‘Blueberry Ice’
Bougenville Delta Dawn Bougainvillea
‘Delta Dawn’
Bougenville Orange Ice Bougainvillea
‘Orange Ice’
Bougenville Double Delight Bougainvillea
‘Double Delight’



Bougenville double flower is the type that produces stacked flowers. The Bougainville double flower is very beautiful and is the right choice if you want to grow flower plants at home.

Bougenville Bridal Bouquet Bougainvillea
‘Bridal Bouquet’
Bougenville Aussie Gold Bougainvillea
‘Aussie Gold’
Bougenville Mahara Magic Bougainvillea
‘Mahara Magic’
Bougenville Mahara Roseville Bougainvillea
‘Mahara Roseville’


Bougenville grows best in dry soil, in very bright full sun, and regular fertilizing. Bougenville will not thrive in moist soil or wet areas.


To cultivate Bougainville is very easy, they can be propagated through young branch cuttings or old stems.

The characteristic of the Bougainville tree which is relatively easy to grow in tropical climates makes it an ornamental tree that people choose to plant in pots or directly in the ground. Bougenville is also suitable as a living fence because of the texture of the branches that are elongated and flexible.


In the art of Bonsai, Bougenville is one of the most suitable bonsai specimens for beginners because of its easy maintenance and can flower quickly. I have also practiced this myself and have been published in a previous article entitled “Make a Beautiful Bonsai in 6 Months“.


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