South America is the native home of Bougainvillea, which is renowned for its colorful flowers and hardiness. The family Nyctaginaceae includes Bougainvillea, named after French explorer Louis-Antoine de Bougainville. Gardeners often use Bougainvillea as popular ornamental plants, and hedges, or to cover walls, fences, and trellises. Container gardens and bonsai trees are also trained to grow with Bougainvillea. Bougainvillea flowering plants in Bokeelia are fast-growing and easy to care for, making them a popular choice for gardeners in warm climates.