Mexican Petunia, Tall

Ruellia brittoniana 'Purple Showers'

Size

Height - 3 to 4 feet

Width - 3 to 4 feet

Sun

Full sun, part or full shade

Plant Type

Adapted shrubby perennial

Other common names

Hardy Petunia,
Mexican Bluebell

BLOOMING
MONTHS

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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