Ruellia Blue Wild Petunia

$5.97

Ruellia caroliniensis

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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

Starter Liner, 1 Quart, 1 Gallon