Wild Petunia

Ruellia humilis

$10.99

In Stock
Key Features
Height

1-2'

Container Size

Quart

Bloom Time

May, June, July, August, September, October

Bloom Color

Lavender, Lilac

Soil Moisture

Dry, Medium

Soil Type

Average, dry to medium, well-drained.

Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Light Requirements

Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun

  • 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).

  • Shipping Information

    We 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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