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Wild Petunia

Wild Petunia

Ruellia humilis

Height: 1-2'

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: May to October

Bloom Color: Lavender to Lilac

Soil Moisture: Dry to Medium

Soil Type: Average, dry to medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: Ruellia humilis, Fingeleaf Wild Petunia, Hairy Petunia, Low Wild Petunia

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens

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Description

Wild Petunia (Ruellia humilis) is a small native perennial, usually less than 1′ tall but sometimes reaching 2′. It grows naturally in dry upland prairies and savannas. The lavender-colored flowers are showy, tubular, and 5-lobed. Wild Petunia resembles cultivated petunias, but they are not related. The flowers bloom in the morning and last for a single day, and they are a nectar source for a variety of pollinators, but especially long-tongued bees and butterflies. The plant has a compact, bushy appearance and can be used as a groundcover or perennial border. Since Wild Petunia grows well in harsh conditions, it is a good candidate for hell strips. It is a host plant to the Common Buckeye (shown above).


 

Additional information

Height

1-2'

Container Size

Quart

Bloom Time

May to October

Bloom Color

Lavender to Lilac

Soil Moisture

Dry to Medium

Soil Type

Average, dry to medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

4,5,6,7,8

Other Names

Ruellia humilis, Fingeleaf Wild Petunia, Hairy Petunia, Low Wild Petunia

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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