Ruellia humilis
(wild petunia)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Sandy Smith, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Height: Groundcover, 6 – 12 inches


Spread:  18 inches


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
reseeds prolifically; deep root system; nearly maintenance-free groundcover on difficult sites; can be very aggressive


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Average or Dry

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

open, spreading mound; groundcover

Foliage

bright green leaves, purplish stems and petioles; medium-fine texture

Flowers

small, petunia-like, violet-blue; each lasts one day; June-August

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