Ruellia peninsularisItem #9776 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
A southwestern U.S. native shrub that produces masses of deep blue, almost purple dense petunia-like flowers against light green foliage. Forms a naturally neat, mounded form. Ideal for border or accent in hot, sunny gardens with lean, fast draining soil. Heat and drought tolerant. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:roo-EL-ee-uh pen-in-sul-LAIR-isDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Purple bell shaped flowers, spring to fall.Flower color:PurpleGarden styleRusticCompanion PlantsDesert Willow (Chilopsis); Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata); Agave (Agave); Cranesbill (Geranium); Dracaena Palm (Cordyline); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)
- CareCare InformationGrows easily in average, well-drained soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Needs little water when established; blooms more profusely with more moisture during warm season. May be hardier with winter protection. Prune old foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional water.