Vivid and compelling banner. Since I live in a climate zone that doesn't allow bougainvillea to grow outdoors, I've only seen it in conservatories. I wasn't aware it was thorny. I can understand a love/hate relationship between it and anyone who raises it, now.l
Name: cheapskate gardener South Florida (Zone 10a)
Thank you, everyone!
@EscondidoCal The thorns on this bush are about an inch long. Other than really thick canvas or leather gloves, I haven't found anything that can provide even a little protection. I eventually gave up and I just am very careful handling it.