• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Waterwise Border
    Spring through Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:roo-EL-ee-uh pen-in-sul-LAIR-is
    Plant type:Perennial, Shrub
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleRustic
    Companion PlantsDesert Willow (Chilopsis); Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata); Agave (Agave); Cranesbill (Geranium); Dracaena Palm (Cordyline); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Prune old foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.


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