Bugambilias (Bougainvillea): Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge.


Unfortunately, this beauty is outside my wall on the front of my house where I really haven’t noticed it. This is my very favorite color of bougainvillea (bugambilias in Mexico) and it only stays orange like this when it is in bright sunlight for part of the day.  When I planted it in Boulder Creek, CA, it always turned pink for lack of sunlight in the redwoods.  I need to plant one in my back yard as well so I can see it every day.

To see other photographers’ flowers of the day go HERE.

4 thoughts on “Bugambilias (Bougainvillea): Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge.

  1. Cee Neuner

    I know all the bougainvilleas in California or purplish pink. I wonder if they are like the hydrangea and change by soil or in this case sunlight. Interesting. Did you know that the orange is actually leaves and not the flower. The only flower on on bougainvillea is the little white part.


    1. lifelessons Post author

      Oh yes, I had heard that, but hard not to think of the entire thing as a flower. I think it is the sun, because in the summer–or before my redwoods got so high that they blocked out sun most of the day–they were orange. They turned pinkish in the winter and finally as we received less and less sun during the day, they were pink all year round. I should look this up to be sure, though, I guess. So fun to collect one’s own information through experience but so easy to go to Google!! I thought you were on your retreat!



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