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Bougainvillea 'Vera Deep Purple'


Family: Nyctaginaceae (nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bougainvillea (boo-gan-VIL-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Vera Deep Purple
Additional cultivar information:(PP10950, aka Rpboug 327)
Hybridized by Van Rijn
Registered or introduced: 1997



Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Boynton Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 22, 2017, Anton15 from Hong Kong,
Hong Kong wrote:

One of my favourite Bougainvilleas, its the darkest purple there is, a ravishing colour in the cooler shades of purple. For me it only flowers with the shorter day lengths in our cool winter which makes a brilliant long lasting show. Large trusses of flowers at the end of long slightly hanging branches. It's not much of a dwarf, though but neither does it throw up huge shoots that climbs into trees.

It does have thorns however and they're sharp. Unlike some with straight needle like thorns these are short slightly recurved sturdy thorns bit like those on roses. They don't so much as grab you but if you grab a branch you can get pricked badly and if you pull on a branch by mistake lacerated too.

As it flowers on new wood and only at the end of branches in big ... read more


On May 24, 2016, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Very positive. SO much more enjoyable to have bordering a stair or walkway then the usual thorny and in constant need to be pruned, full sized Bougainvillea.

So,if you want a Bougainvillea for your patio,or Condo yard in pots to move around as needed,this is for you.


On Jun 22, 2009, BougieGirl from Boynton Beach, FL wrote:

Bougainvillea 'Vera Deep Purple' has no sharp thorns! Its "thorns" are stubby little nubs that do not poke, and barely scratches. A wonderful variety of bougainvillea that I would call thorn-less AND dwarf - since it grows to only 2-3' high at full maturity.