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Mexican Hardy Petunia

Ruellia x brittoniana

Pronunciation: roo-EL-ee-uh brit-tone-ee-AY-na
SKU #04419
8-11

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OVERVIEW
Description Purple, petunia-like flowers appear continuously throughout the warm season on broad clumps of tall, upright, woody stems with narrow, elongated, dark green leaves. Plant towards the rear of a border or as an accent in a mixed container. Versatile and adaptable to varied conditions. Perhaps too adaptable to wetter conditions, where it can spread aggressively. However, it is an excellent option for dry, harsh conditions where many plants can't survive. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when very dry.
Blooms Spring through Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall and up to 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Poolside
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Tickseed (Coreopsis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Phlox (Phlox); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)
CARE
Care Highly adaptable, but thrives in organically rich, well-drained soil; grows vigorously in wet soils and tolerates moderate drought. Blooms best in full sun. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Prune back old foliage before new growth emerges in spring.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.