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Ruellia humilis

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: neutral, average

Height: 1'-2'

Bloom Time: May, June, July, August, September, October

Bloom Color: lilac, lavender, blue

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts butterflies, colonizing, cottage garden plant, naturalizing, rock garden plant

Ruellia humilis (fringeleaf wild petunia)
  • Ruellia humilis (fringeleaf wild petunia)
  • Ruellia humilis (fringeleaf wild petunia)
  • Ruellia humilis (fringeleaf wild petunia)
  • Ruellia humilis (fringeleaf wild petunia)

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Description

Ruellia humilis

Also known as:

fringeleaf wild petunia

,

hairy wild-petunia

,

hairy ruellia

,

low wild-petunia

,

fringed-leaved petunia

Scientific Synonyms:

Cultivation

Ruellia humilis is easy to grow in average, well drained, moist to dry soil. Will do well in filtered and open shade. Plants will flower in full sun throughout the summer, provided they are given adequate moisture.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: MD, PA, WI
  • Threatened: MI, NC

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Scrophulariales
Family Acanthaceae Acanthus family
Genus Ruellia wild petunia
Species Ruellia humilis fringeleaf wild petunia