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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

Texas native Yes
Water use Low
Sun exposure Part shade 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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