Western wild petunia (Ruellia occidentalis)
Description: Wild Petunia's claim to fame is its lovely violet flower trumpets, a hummingbird favorite! Seldom growing more than a foot tall, this rare plant is perfect for dry, hot locations such as rock gardens and dry sandy or rocky soils. Ruellia humilis also thrives in well-drained loam. Wild Petunia self seeds with seeds that explode, making it able to hold its own with larger, aggressive plants.
Synonym(s): Ruellia nudiflora var. occidentalis, Ruellia strictopaniculata, Ruellia tuberosa var. occidentalis
USDA Symbol: RUOC4
Size Class: 1-2 ft.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Aug, Sep, Oct
Water Use: Low
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Bloom Notes: Showy lavender-purple flowers on the dense, neat, almost rounded form of Western Wild Petunia makes a good addition to any garden or wildflower meadow for a long season of color. Easy to grow and fast from seed.
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