Silly you. If you live in Missouri, you know you can't grow bougainvillea year round.... let us help you find the appropriate plant for your climate....
If you're thinking about locating a plant outdoors, please check your hardiness zone for survivability.
( Images curtesy of USDA.gov. )
The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.
So now you can confidently grow those 'Meyer' Lemon trees outdoors ... that is if you live in sunny California. :)