Wild Petunia

Ruellia Blue Wild Petunia

$11.97

Ruellia caroliniensis

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Product Description

Ruellia caroliniensis


An unbranched, 2-3 ft. perennial with crowded, opposite, oval leaves and flowers in un-stalked, axillary clusters of 2-4. Usually only one or two of the light purple flowers are open on any given day. The flowers have a slender corolla tube and five, petal-like lobes. Seeds are borne on hooked projections. Violet, trumpet-shaped flowers on short hairy stems from leaf axils.

Among the seven other members of this genus occurring in the East, this one is recognized by the long-pointed calyx lobes and bracts under the flower. The flowers of Ruellia species recall garden petunias (genus Petunia) of the nightshade family (Solanaceae).


Yearly Foliage: Perennial


Hardiness Zone: 7-10


Light: Full Sun to Part Shade


Mature Growth: 6-12 ins. tall


Soil: Average, well drained soil


Blooms: Summer


Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees


Larval Host Plant for: Buckeye butterfly, Malachite butterfly, White Peacock butterfly and White Peacock butterfly


Plant Size when available:  1 quart, 1 gallon

Additional Information

Weight 6 lbs
Size

1 Quart, 1 Gallon

WE ONLY SHIP to the following states due to agriculture restriction & quarantine rules.
AL, AK, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV & WI