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Purple Showers Mexican Petunia - Ruellia
Purple Showers Mexican Petunia - Ruellia

Acanthaceae Ruellia Tweediana Purple Showers

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Grows InZone 8A · 10° to 15° F through Zone 10B · 35° to 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained, Poorly Drained, Very Poorly Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Insect, Disease, Heat
BloomsSpring Blooms, Summer Blooms, Fall Blooms
Foliage ColorBlue Green
Average Height3' to 4'
Average Width3' to 4'
AttractsButterflies, Visual Attention
FragrancesNone
Additional Information About Purple Showers Mexican Petunia - Ruellia

More About Purple Showers Mexican Petunia...

One of our favorite perennials, Purple Showers Mexican Petunia, Ruellia simplex 'Purple 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 purple-lavender 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

Details

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:  Purplish Lavender
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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