Water Bluebell (Ruellia longepetiolata)

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Botanical names:
Ruellia longepetiolata Accepted
Ruellia squarrosa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 inches
Plant Spread: 12-18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Fall
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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Location: containerDate: 2017-05-28this photo shows a bud & a bloom...
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Location: containerDate: 2017-05-28showing the leaves...  new growth is a brighter green
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Comments:
Posted by imabirdnut (North Texas - Zone 7b) on Sep 13, 2012 7:38 AM

Grows as a groundcover in the shade

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