Who can resist the plumes of bright reddish purple flowers? Not only does 'Royal Purple' make a perfect sized standard, its upright growth is hardly ever without bloom. Unlike many bougainvilleas, this one is not a vine and has a shrubby, bushy growth habit. The brightly colored flowers are less sensitive to the shortening day length, so it flowers freely throughout the year. In fact, the blooms hold their color even with age. In the south, 'Royal Purple' can be used as a landscape plant. Hardy to Zone 9 and higher for outdoors. In cooler regions grow indoors or place outdoors in the summer and indoors in the winter. Full sun, grows to 2-3' in container, minimum temperature indoors 50°, everbloomer.