Dwarf Katie Ruellia
Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie'
Full sun, Partial sun
Prefers regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates dry conditions when established.
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|Average Size at Maturity||Clump forming mounds, 6 to 8 in. tall, 2 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Lavender-blue flowers in late spring to mid summer.|
|Design Ideas||Perfect for mass planting, this durable and showy perennial is at its best at the front of an informal border. Compact form makes an excellent ground cover for tight, narrow spaces. Fine, almost grass-like texture makes an attractive, deep green filler for large areas, planted on a berm or sunny slope.|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Growth Habit||Mounding, Spreading|
|Landscape Use||Border, Mass Planting|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Clump Forming, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Improved Disease Resistance|
|Watering Needs||Prefers regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates dry conditions when established.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Established plants tolerate drought. Best with regular feeding of high phosphorus fertilizer. In frost-free areas, shear old foliage in spring; re-sprouts from the ground in colder winter areas. May survive with winter protection in USDA zone 7.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11