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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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

New Construction

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands, Savannas

Growth form

Ground cover, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Violet Blue

Fall color

Orange Yellow

Size

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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