2019, June 10. Popular Flowers of the Philippines, Series 3
Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc., Perf 14
Singles, Sheets of 100
spectabilis) - (500,000)
Graphic Artist: Rodine C. Teodoro
First Day Covers: Manila
Popular Flowers of the Philippines, Definitives, Series 3
Bougainvilleas are popular flowering plants
in most areas especially with tropical or warm climates. It is
commonly seen in front of home gardens, in parks or in wide-open
business establishments. During summer, Boungainvilleas burst
into a spectacular bloom of colors which no one will surely fail to
notice. Not only are
Bougainvilleas beautiful and relaxing to look at when they’re in
bloom, they’re also inexpensive and easy to maintain. Bougainvillea
seedling can easily be bought from garden stores or one may also
grow your own seedling by planting a stem cutting of the plant
straight into the soil or pot.
The Bougainvillea, sometimes called in other
countries as Paper Flower, is a group of thorny ornamental vines,
bushes, and trees with strikingly showy colorful paper-like flowers.
It is scientifically known as Boungainvillae spectabilis, however,
most of our plants nowadays are hybrids. Plant experts accept
that there are between four to 18 species in the genus.
Through breeding, numerous hybrids have been artificially produced,
with more flower colors to choose from and some with double flowers.
In the Philippines, Boungainvillae are usually
evergreen all year round, but may loose their leaves or deciduous in
some areas during summer, after which could produce a floriferous
display of blooms. The actual flower of the plant is small and
generally white, but each cluster of three flowers is surrounded by
three or six paper-like bracts with the bright colors, which can be
pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, white, or yellow.