Jardín Antigüeño: Bugambileas

Jardín Antigüeño: Bugambilea Naranja

La Antigua Guatemala is known as the Ciudad de las perpetuas rosas, the city of the perpetual roses. Well, surely you can find roses everywhere in and around Antigua Guatemala; there are even rose farms near La Antigua that grow roses for exportation to the U.S. and Canada.

However, I believe the name should actually be the City or perpetual bougainvilleas as these flowers can be found everywhere in Antigua Guatemala at any given time. Bougainvilleas are really perpetual flowers and an integral part of the jardín antigüeño, Antigua garden. Bugambileas, as they are known in Spanish, go by scientific name of Bougainvillea glabra and belong to the Nyctaginaceae family. Bougainvilleas can be found in red, violet, purple, fuchsia, red, orange, gold, yellow, pink, white, burgandy, terra cotta, kite red, and in light and dark shades of many of the aforementioned colors.

We finish the jardín antigüeño series with the bougainvilleas. I still have other photos, but I will post them at a later time as part of the regular daily flow. Just a little over-sharing: All the flowers shown thus far as part of the jardín antigüeño were photographed at our garden. 😉

I do hope at least some of you have found this series interesting or at least useful with the free wallpapers. Please, let me know your thoughts about the series.

You can download the Guatemalan flowers wallpaper from here: Bugambilea Naranja, Bugambilea Roja Papolata, Bugambilea Enana, Bugambilea Fuscia and Bugambilea Roja wallpapers.

Source: Guate Flora: Plantas ornamentales más utilizadas en jardínes guatemaltecos (Guate Flora: Ornamental Plants Most Often Used in Guatemalan Gardens).

Jardín Antigüeño: Bugambilea Roja Papolata Jardín Antigüeño: Bugambilea Enana

Jardín Antigüeño: Bugambilea Fuscia Jardín Antigüeño: Bugambilea Roja

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  • Lisa

    Thank you for finishing this series with my favorite flower of all… some of the bougainvillia vines around Antigua seem to be ancient, like the one in the courtyard inside La Merced that’s as tall as a tree. I have enjoyed these photos but…in response to one of your earlier questions, I do now realize I miss seeing people in your photos!

  • Elegantly beautiful photo. well done