Ruellia humilis

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Wild Petunia

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