Ruellia humilis (Wild petunia)
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Also known as Prairie Petunia, Fringeleaf Wild Petunia, Hairy Ruellia, Low Wild Petunia, Low Ruellia, Fringeleaf Ruellia.
Wild petunia sport 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. Wild petunia is a host plant and a wonderful addition to perennial beds or borders, naturalized areas and woodland gardens.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Part shade to shade|
|Bloom color||Lavender to purple
|Mature height||1-2 ft
|Mature spread||2 ft|
|Host plant||Yes, among others Common Buckeye butterfly|