|Mandevilla - Apocynaceae|
|Bougainvillas - Scarlett O'Hara & San Diego Red|
I once had a garden wall draped with loads of bougainvillea (Scarlet O'Hara and San Diego Red). It was a beautiful, thorny deterrent to anyone contemplating scaling my old garden wall. These varieties look the same to me. The names were probably the result of legal junk with different nurseries. These plants were all zapped during a freeze one winter. They were cut down and discarded except for one. I still have a Scarlett O'Hara hanging on in a pot - fiddle-de-dee. The old wall is long gone and has been replaced with a much taller wall to protect the garden from encroaching suburbia.
|Bougainvilla - Nyctaginaceae|