Ruellia humilis: Wild Petunia Native Wildflower
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Average – Dry soil:
Average to moist soil:
Average well drained soil:
FAC- Occur in wetlands and non-wetlands:
FACU – Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands:
Full – Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
High Wildlife Value:
Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
Native to Coastal Regions:
Native To Mountain Regions:
Native to Piedmont Regions:
Threatened / Endangered:
Common Name: wild petunia
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Native Range: Eastern and central United States
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to October
Bloom Description: Lavender/lilac-blue
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Suggested Use: Rain Garden
Tolerate: Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
Grow in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
Ruellia humilis, commonly called wild petunia, is a native perennial which occurs in dryish soils in open woods, glades, prairies and fields . Typically grows to 2′ tall. Features tubular, bell-shaped, petunia-like flowers (to 3″ long), each with five shallow rounded lobes. May to October bloom period. Lavender to lilac flowers appear singly or in clusters in the upper leaf axils. Oblong to lanceolate, olive green leaves to 4″ long. Leaves and stems are hairy.
Genus name honors Jean de la Ruelle (1474-1537), French herbalist and physician to Francois I (1494-1547) who was king of France from 1515 until his death in 1547.
Specific epithet means low-growing or dwarfish.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Borders, rock gardens, native plant gardens, wild gardens or prairies.