Paper Flower, Lesser Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea glabra 'Helen Johnson'

Family: Nyctaginaceae (nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bougainvillea (boo-gan-VIL-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: glabra (GLAY-bruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Helen Johnson
Hybridized by Hines Horticulture

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

North Fort Myers, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Saint Louis, Missouri

Broaddus, Texas

Carrollton, Texas

Groves, Texas

Port Bolivar, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
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negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 9, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I would give Bougainvillea, Dwarf Bougainvillea 'Helen Johnson' (Bougainvillea glabra) a better than positive rating if I could. I have had mine for over 2 years. It is a prolific bloomer that is very seldom without colorful bracts all season. I love the fact that it does not have large, sharp, skin piercing thorns and does not require pruning. I recommend this plant for anyone wanting a bougainvillea that does not need to be controlled. Because its root system is small, it is great in a container, requires little water and is easily moved into shelter during freezes.due to its small size. Two thumbs up for 'Helen Johnson'.

Positive

On Jul 23, 2007, Jode from Rowlett, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Notes from the grower: Tropical evergreen with true dwarf form. Showy hot pink bracts. Prefers full sun. Low maintenance variety.