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Naturescapes of Beaufort, SC

Ruellia caroliniensis (Common Wild-petunia)


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This 1′-2′ native clumping perennial seeds abundantly but does not spread vegetatively like many tropical Ruellias. It Intermingles with but does not dominate other perennials. Flowers in the morning for several months. Larval host of Buckeye, White Peacock, Cuban Crescent, Malachite and Fatima Butterflies. Good nectar producer. Sun or shade. Prefers moist to to dry circumneutral soil.

Additional information

Weight 0.33 kg
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 7 in
Wildlife Attributes
Garden Conditions

3.5" pot, 1 gallon