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Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie' /Katie Ruellia

Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie'  / Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie'
Flowers in shades of blue
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Flowers in shades of blue

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Scientific Name: Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie'
Common Name: Katie Ruellia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Blue, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Funnel-shaped blue flowers are borne in clusters over the top of clump foliage made up of narrow, willowlike leaves. This ruellia blooms over an extended period from early summer through the fall. Plants are killed back to the ground at the first heavy frost, but usually return the following spring unless winter temperatures are very low. Plants have good drought tolerance and very few pests.