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Mexican Petunia, Tall

Ruellia brittoniana 'Purple Showers'


Height - 3 to 4 feet

Width - 3 to 4 feet


Full sun, part or full shade

Plant Type

Adapted shrubby perennial

Other common names

Hardy Petunia,
Mexican Bluebell


Close up view

Full plant view

Save Water   Low to medium water required
More Color   Purple flowers from spring through fall
Attract Wildlife   Showy flowers attract butterflies
Reduce Maintenance   Foliage may be evergreen if winter is mild
Texas Tough    Well-adapted to our warm and dry climate

Interesting Facts

Although each blooms lasts for about a day (similar to the daylily), the entire plant blooms profusely from spring until fall.  Reseeds prolifically; seed pods actually explode to scatter seeds and spread the plant.

Mexican Petunias in Frisco

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