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Ruellia humilis (Prairie Petunia)

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Also known as Fringeleaf Wild Petunia, Hairy Ruellia, Low Wild Petunia, Low Ruellia, Fringeleaf Ruellia.

Prairie Petunia sports showy lavender to purple flowers in the heat of the summer. It is short and has a sprawling growth habit. It can reach 2 ft but usually stays under 1 ft tall.  It reseeds readily.

Prairie Petunia is a host plant and a wonderful addition to perennial beds or borders, naturalized areas and woodland gardens.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low
Sun exposure Part sun to shade
Bloom color Lavender to purple
Bloom time Summer
Mature height 1-2 ft
Mature spread 2 ft
Attracts Butterflies
Host plant Yes, among others Common Buckeye butterfly
Deer resistant Yes

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)         

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