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Name: Andrew Lyall
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
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Andrew_Lyall
Jun 8, 2020 2:16 PM CST
Hello.

I have several of these plants growing beside my house. The tallest I've seen was about 3-4 feet tall. They might get larger, but I cut them down when they get too big, as there isn't much space there.

Any idea what they are?

Thank you.


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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jun 8, 2020 2:34 PM CST
Looks to be a Mexican Petunia.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 8, 2020 2:55 PM CST
I agree, it looks like Mexican Petunia (Ruellia simplex)

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Name: Andrew Lyall
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
Hummingbirder Birds
Andrew_Lyall
Jun 8, 2020 4:03 PM CST
That definitely looks like my plants!

It sounds like it is quite invasive...

The area they are in is between my house and the neighbors' house. It is 5 feet wide and doesn't get a whole lot of sun. I have no plans to plant anything in this area.

Is it okay to leave the Mexican Petunias there, or should I try and get rid of them?

Thank you both very much Smiling
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 8, 2020 5:46 PM CST
I'm not sure about the invasive status in Texas but they sure are a pest plant here in Florida. I have them growing in my yard and they travel by underground rhizomes and pop up 6 feet away from the main area of planting. They were here when we purchased our home 5 years ago and I've been able to pull a few up but some are so deep in the ground that they break off, leaving pieces to grow on. Grumbling I've been trying to talk my husband into digging them all out but so far, it hasn't happened.
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