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Ruellia caerulea

Mexican Petunia
Classification Scientific Name: Ruellia caerulea
  Common Name: Mexican Petunia
  Family: Acanthaceae
  Location Index: HG17
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: upright

  Height: 2 - 3 feet
  Spread: 1 - 2 feet
  Bloom Period: summer
  Flower Color: violet, white
  Flower: large terminal clusters of funnel-shaped flowers
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: narrow, opposite pubescent leaves
Environment USDA Zone: zones 8 - 11
  Native Range: Mexico
  Sun Requirement: light shade

full sun
  Water Requirement: medium
  Soil: adaptable
  Heat Tolerance: high
Care Maintenance: thick roots with a swelling just below the soil surface require that this plant be dug for removal
  Liabilities: invasive spread by both seed and rhizomes
  Tolerances: heat
  Wildlife: butterflies
  Propagation: seed
More Additional Notes: plant in areas where the spread can be contained

common to the woodland edge
Ruellia caerulea

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