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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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Compacted/New Construction Soils


Prairie Grasslands, Savannas

Growth form

Ground cover, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate


Flower color

Violet Blue

Fall color

Orange Yellow


Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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