General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 9 inches (15-23cm)
Plant Spread: 9 to 12 inches (20-30cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Other info: Prolific self-seeder
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Awards and Recognitions: Texas Superstar®

Common names
  • Dwarf Mexican Petunia
  • Ruellia
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Ruellia simplex
  • Synonym: Ruellia brittoniana
  • Synonym: Ruellia tweediana

Photo Gallery
Location: Houston area
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2015-04-10
Third year returning, even with two unusually cold winters.
Location: Houston area
Location: Houston area
Location: Houston area
Date: 2012-09-02
Location: MOBOT, St Louis
Date: fall 2007

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