Ruellia humilis
Wild Petunia

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DESCRIPTION
Wild Petunia
Ruellia humilis

Thick, deep-green, hairy foliage forms a dense spreading mound that comes alive with petunia-like lavender to lilac-blue flowers from July through Sept. This plant puts on quite a show weaving throughout the garden while providing outstanding cover, ample nectar and a great rain garden presence.

BENEFITS
Host plant for the Buckeye and several other butterfly species
Perfect for mass plantings in sunny, moist areas
Long bloom period with lots of garden color
A rare plant that is moisture and drought tolerant
Easy to grow and pest free
Outstanding cover for garden critters
Long bloom means many nectar seeking butterflies
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Found in open woods and prairies from Pennsylvania west to Minnesota and Nebraska, south to Texas and Florida.

Interesting Facts

Providing high quality cover by mimicking the many layers of natural plant communities will support increased wildlife diversity in your landscape. Using layers of plants from tall to small will allow your yard to teem with activity.

GROWING TIPS

Mature Size: 8-12in. Wide x 12-18in. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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