Ruellia Dwarf and Tall

Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to Part shade
Soil Moisture: Low
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: Low
Perennial: N/A
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: .5 – 1.5 ft.
Mature Spread: 1 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Hardiness Zone: 8-11

Mexican petunia, Ruellia brittoniana

Also called Mexican Petunia because of its origin. Dwarf varieties are low growing and spreading reaching an overall height of only 8 in. This perennial blooms like crazy most of the year. Popular colors are pink, purple and white with vibrant and numerous flowers that attract butterflies. They thrive in partial or full sun but prefer the later to bloom heavily. Purple and pink are popular colors in the tall varieties which reach an average overall height of about 3 ft.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

P: (239) 472-5247