Ruellia humilis

Common name: Wild Petunia

Native plant

Wild Petunia is a low-growing prairie plant.  Its typical petunia flowers are short-lived, often lasting only a day for each bloom, however, the total blooming period can last up to two months, from late summer to early fall.  It is an attractive, well behaved plant, making it a great choice for flower gardens and borders. Its flowers are visited by a range of bees.


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period



New construction

Growth form

Ground cover, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

General information

Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
3 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Violet Blue
Fall color
Orange Yellow

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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