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
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

Common names
  • Water Bluebell
  • Creeping Ruellia
  • Trailing Ruellia
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Ruellia longepetiolata
  • Synonym: Ruellia squarrosa

Photo Gallery
Location: container
Date: 2017-05-28
this photo shows a bud & a bloom...
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Location: container
Date: 2017-05-28
showing the leaves...  new growth is a brighter green
  • Uploaded by pod
Location: Butterfly garden
Date: 2012-09-11
No flowers at time that picture was taken.
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Mielikki On July 28, 2021 Obtained plant
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