Ruellia humilis

Wild Petunia

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Description

Wild or prairie petunia is a perennial species of gravelly or rocky areas in the eastern and central states. The leaves are narrow and very bristly, with long petioles. The five-lobed flowers do resemble pale lavender petunias, but this is in fact in the acanthus family, not related to true petunias. A pretty little plant, it does well in rock gardens or other sunny sites where it will not be out-competed by taller plants.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Blue, Lavender
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8