Bougainvillea Bract Discoloration and Deformed Flowers

hemmy

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My overgrown and in need of cutback bougainvillea develops these white dead spots on the bracts and some flowers are deformed. Has anyone seen this before or have any ideas on the cause? I can’t find anything similar online. It’s always done it since I’ve owned it. I’ve had chlorosis problems on the leaves, but that seems to be corrected with the last couple years of irrigation water acidification. I fertilized this February with BouGain. It’s in a 1:1:1 APL mix just repotted summer ‘21. Also, stays out all year and temps didn’t get below 40F.

I’ve tried some fungicides in previous years, but that didn’t seem to prevent it. It is right next to a giant one in the ground that doesn’t show any discoloration.

Thanks!

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SWfloirda

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I’ve always thought that’s the way they get when they’re old. The red ones blow off while the purple ones stay longer but look beat up. 36F56ABF-7EB4-41D0-B33E-F98D7F37D7A3.jpegEE2756AC-D39C-412C-8C34-E7E388ACE346.png
 

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