Bougainvillea × buttiana

COMMON NAME

​ 'Miss Manila'

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

​Nyctaginaceae

NOTES

​​ A cross between B. glabra and B. peruviana is an evergreen vine, which will spread horizontally or climbing upwards.  The colourful papery ‘blooms’ are not flowers but modified leaves called bracts that come in threes, surrounding the true flowers which are white, trumpet shaped and almost unnoticeable within the bracts. Miss Manila is a favorite hybrid, created in the Philippines and brought to Hawai’i in the late 1960’s by Donald Angus.  Very drought-tolerant

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

​South America

NATIVE HABITAT

​Dry tropical, sea level to 3000 ft

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

ctahr.hawaii.edu

rhs.org.uk



Bougainvillea × buttiana