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Ruellia brittoniana /Desert Petunia

Ruellia brittoniana  / Ruellia brittoniana
A mass of blue flowers
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A mass of blue flowers

A pink flowering selection

Clumps of pink and white flowers

Excellent ground cover with summer flowering over an extended period

Close-up image of baby-blue flowers

Ground cover planting with blue and white flowers

Ground cover planting of blue flowers

A very successful summer flowering perennial

Clean, crisp ground cover

Close-up image of trumpet-shaped flowers

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Scientific Name: Ruellia brittoniana
Common Name: Desert Petunia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White, Pink, Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This low growing ruellia produce multiple stemmed clumps with elongated foliage and trumpet or funnel shaped flowers in several colors that include blue, pink and white. This ruellia makes an excellent spring, summer, and fall ground cover and blooms over an extended period. Plants die back to the ground at the first frost, but normally return unless there are severe freezes. This ruellia is a prolific self-seeder. Cut back old crowns and new growth will come from the root system.