PlantsRuellia→Dwarf Mexican Petunia (Ruellia simplex 'Katie')

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Ruellia simplex Accepted
Ruellia tweediana Synonym
Ruellia brittoniana Synonym

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®


Posted by imabirdnut (North Texas - Zone 7b) on Sep 9, 2012 7:47 AM

There are 3 cultivars of this plant...
'Katie Blue'
'Katie Pink'
'Katie White'

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