bougainvillea seeds

IM wanting some bougainvillea seeds if anyone has any or knows where i can buy some? both me and my partner love them - memories of Spain - and in wanting to grow a plant for him. any help greatly appreciated

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  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Robyn I've Googled and you can buy seeds but doubt you'd get a good plant or anything like you've seen in Spain, unless you grow it in a conservatory. I might be wrong but I don't think it is suited to UK climate. 

    Even in Greece people buy them as small plants from nurseries or take cuttings.

     

  • We have 3 huge ones at work but no seed pods so was wondering if id be able to find any online but I've tried google but couldn't find anything other than plants
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,268

    http://www.jparkers.co.uk/bougainvillea-lilac-0001294c not seeds but little plants to be nurtered on.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Apologies Robyn the tropical site that I found in UK doesn't sell seeds but did appear under seeds imageimage

    It seems that they seldom set seed some have in S. America and have been harvested by bag method and propagated. Maybe read up about taking cuttings seems you can do that, and you have a source image Just out of interest roughly where are you located? 

    I hope you have success, they are beautiful plants but would not survive in Yorkshire.  

    You never know someone on the forum might grow them and they have produced seeds image

    Saying all the above I assume you mean a plant that will scale a wall and pergolaimage 

  • IM in Lincolnshire, yeah ill read up on taking a cutting and ask my boss if i can have a piece thanks, and yeah a climber image the ones at work are roughly 6ft tall incl pot and have a wigwam to climb x
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