Ruellia humilis Wild Petunia

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Description

Ruelllia humilis is a petunia-like flower from the Southeast United States that produces soft lavender blooms on slender, hairy brown stems. Creating clumps of rounded blue-green leaves, Ruellia humilis typically blooms from late spring to mid fall when grown in full sun or partial shade.

Ruellia humilis prefers dry to medium moist soil and is adaptable to a wide range of environments, making it a perfect for rock or native plant gardens while remaining drought tolerant. Its showy appearance and long blooming season make Ruellia humilis attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds and will readily self-sow once it has established itself.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Wild Petunia
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: average soil
  • Height at Maturity: 12-20
  • Width at Maturity: 18
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Summer to fall

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Drought.
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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We ship via UPS & USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.

All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.