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ID plant with purple flowers

Postby Pitek » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:07 pm

I want to plant this climber purple flowers to cover a garage wall. The plant has green leaves but the flowers look like purple leaves too (see the picture below), a bit like Poinsettia (Christmas flower). I have had no success propagating it from a stem cutting. So I need an ID to search where to get a couple of them.

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Re: ID plant with purple flowers

Postby greg.l » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:15 pm

I think it is probably a Bougainvillea.
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Re: ID plant with purple flowers

Postby bubba louie » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:35 am

greg.l wrote:I think it is probably a Bougainvillea.



Definitely.

It's more of a scrambler then a climber, and it can get a bit out of control if not watched.
I'm not sure it would suit your climate.
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Re: ID plant with purple flowers

Postby Pam » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:29 am

bubba louie wrote:I'm not sure it would suit your climate.


I doubt it would bother it. When we lived in central NSW it grew just as well as it does here in the subtropics, and winter temperatures there often got down to minus 6 degrees.
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Re: ID plant with purple flowers

Postby Pitek » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:06 pm

greg.l wrote:I think it is probably a Bougainvillea.


Yes it is! Thank you very much Greg.
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Re: ID plant with purple flowers

Postby Pitek » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:08 pm

bubba louie wrote:I'm not sure it would suit your climate.


There is quite a few around so it probably will survive.
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Re: ID plant with purple flowers

Postby bubba louie » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:26 pm

Pitek wrote:
bubba louie wrote:I'm not sure it would suit your climate.


There is quite a few around so it probably will survive.


It comes in a lot of different colours as well.
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