Wild Petunia

Ruellia humilis


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Key Features


Container Size


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.

    Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.

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