What plant is this?

Asked August 1, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT

I have this plant in a outdoor pot. It is a spreading green plant with pink flowers and has a little white flower in some of the centers. I have it in the sun and it has been blooming since early summer. I think it is an annual. I live in Byers, Colorado. The flowers are beautiful and I want one next year but don't know what it is. There was no label on the pot when I purchased it. Will try to attach image.

Arapahoe County Colorado bougainvillea lrk

1 Response

This plant is bougainvillea, a perennial vine. It is widely planted in Southern California. It won't survive winter in Colorado, so bring it indoors October through April. If you left it outdoors all winter, it would be an annual!