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SUNNY BORDER PERENNIAL COLLECTION

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Ruellia humilis   

Lavender, petunia-like blossoms July-Aug. Grows 1-2'. Midwest native. 

 
    Common Name:False or Wild Petunia
    Hardiness Zones:6-9
    Exposure:  
    Native:No
    Deer Resistant:No
 
Growing Tips: Plant in moderately moist, well drained soil.

About Ruellia: Ruellia blossoms are very attractive, resembling Petunia blossoms, hence the common name False Petunia. Narrow and upright, they lend themselves to tough spots in the annual bed however some species may be a bit invasive.