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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Raspberry Ice;


Variegated Bougainvillea Raspberry Ice has grown a sport of whitish/ buttery leaves...


...they look very beautiful with soft pinkish tips.


The flowers look more reddish  then on the original.



the flowers of the original Raspberry Ice.


I  will make some cutting, hopefully they will grow.Bougainvillea propagation

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings










It has thrown out a few large canes from the side of the original bush.

Grown in warmer climates, bougainvilleas are perennials, which means they will continue to grow and flower year after year. In Northern regions they can be grown as annuals, which means they will flourish during summer months but will not survive harsh winters.

Bougainvilleas can be cultivated as hedges, trellis-climbers or ground covers. They can also be grown as cascading potted plants or grown in hanging baskets. As climbers, they can be used to add color to decks and patios.

Bougainvillea plants are very hardy and can survive some degree of neglect, but care is required for them to truly flourish. Sunlight is essential to the healthy growth and flowering of bougainvilleas, ideally six to eight hours of sunlight per day. Less than five hours will prevent bougainvilleas from blooming. Under the right conditions, bougainvilleas  bloom for many month. In my subtropical area starting now, through winter into summer.

To keep them tidy and out of trouble, from growing to big out of bounds, they have to be pruned after flowering.


Believe it or not: 
 A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.
Albert Schweizer


11 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love that combination of red bracts and white leaves. I have a bougainvillea with the same coloured bracts but the leaves are not variegated. This is so eye-catching!

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    1. Sunita, I love bougainvillea for their beauty and easy maintenance.

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  2. I must say it is kind of nice and better than it turn all green. But then less green means lesser chlorophyll. You intend to prune those canes away?

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    1. Stephanie, I will prune them back but I won't cut them off. I will make some cuttings over winter from the white leafed branches.

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  3. Amazing shades of the flowers and the leaves. Very nice images, Titania!
    Greetings from Turin!

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  4. Bougainvillea is beautiful but hard to keep under control me thinks and I don't like the big spikes. My neighbour has nice ones on the bak fence. I can enjoy the colour without the work of pruning.

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  5. Hello Trudi! Your pictures are stunning. I love that raspberry Ice. When your page loaded, I thought the leaves were the "blooms". I keep pruning my plants...can't afford to let them run wild in a small garden.

    Thank you for stopping by Terra Farmer the other day. I think i'll no longer be posting there. i'm now concentrating on my new food blog Blending Flavours (http://blendingflavours.blogspot.in)

    Cheers!

    Kanak

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  6. Stunning, please root some cuttings from the pale branches and see if the colour can sustain. It will need plenty of sun - sure, but what a fantastic sport !

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  7. You surely have a beautiful as well as colorful garden..

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  8. Beautiful sport! Best of luck on propagation it.

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  9. I had to cut one of mine to the ground after a frost. Then when I fertilized all of my bougainvillea I mat have overdosed them. They all dropped their colors and the one I cut completely down changed colors like this one. I never should have fertilized when I already had nice looking plants.

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