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Pink Showers Mexican Petunia - Ruellia
Pink Showers Mexican Petunia - Ruellia

Acanthaceae Ruellia Tweediana Pink Showers

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Grows InZone 8A · 10° to 15° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained, Poorly Drained, Very Poorly Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Insect, Disease, Mildew, Heat, Salt Tolerant
Flower ColorPink, Light Pink
BloomsSummer Blooms, Fall Blooms
Foliage ColorDark Green
Average Height3' to 4'
Average Width1' to 2', 2' to 3'
AttractsButterflies, Hummingbirds, Visual Attention
Additional Information About Pink Showers Mexican Petunia - Ruellia

More About Pink Showers Mexican Petunia...

One of our favorite perennials, Pink Showers Mexican Petunia, Ruellia simplex 'Pink Showers', is a very versatile and easy-to-grow perennial in USDA Zones 8a-11 (maybe 7?). The plant forms attractive, large clumps of erect, deep purplish stems that are clothed in dark-green, willow-like leaves that are tinged in purple. Trumpet-shaped, petunia-like pink flowers are produced from late spring through fall....year round in zones where it remains evergreen. Can be grown as an annual in beds or containers north of  Zone 7.

Uses & Styles

Great for  Background, Bog Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Hummingbird Gardens, Tropical Gardens


USDA Zones:  8a-11 (maybe 7?)
Height:  3-4'
Width:  3-4' 
Spacing:  3'
Sun:  Full Sun or Part Shade
Soil:  Well-drained, moist, fertile, humusy soil is best
Water Needs:  Average. Good drought resistance when established
Flower Color:  Pink
Bloom Period:  Spring to Frost!
Foliage:  Dark Green
Fragrance:  None
Tolerances / Resistances:  Wet Soil, Heat, Drought, Insect, Disease
Attracts:  Butterflies, Hummingbirds

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