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Sumptuous Tropical Flowers

The exotic flowers and lush foliage of these beautiful plants can add drama to your garden in the growing season.

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Sumptuous Tropical Flowers - Bougainvillea
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Bougainvillea. A vigorous tropical vine that adds vivid color to the garden. Paperlike bracts in red, orange, yellow, pink, purple or white envelope tiny white flowers. Provide well-drained soil and at least 6 hours of full sun. Thorny plant: wear heavy gloves to prune. Avoid overfertilizing; apply a low-nitrogen fertilizer in spring, midsummer and early fall. Bloom is best when the soil is slightly dry; water only to avoid wilting. USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 to 11

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