The Popular Purple Bougainvillea
The Bougainvillea Glabra ‘Helen Johnson’ (or Paper Flower) is a small cousin to the larger bougainvilleas, but it still delivers the visual punch and easy care tendencies you love in these plants. Best kept small,(about 3 ft or less), it is both salt and cold tolerant – it will thrive in less than ideal conditions.
When you plant it in full sun, you’ll be rewarded with an abundance of flowers. The light, papery look of the bracts gives it its name.This plant loves to “take off” and stretch anywhere it can. So, Gardeners…be vigilant and keep it trimmed to your liking.