Ruellia humilis - Diane's Flower Seeds
Ruellia humilis
(Wild Petunia)

50 seeds   $2.25 
Ruellia humilis

Ruellia humilis is a native perennial found in the eastern half of the United States. It blooms from June to September with lavender-blue, trumpet-shaped flowers that look like petunias. The olive-green leaves are hairy.

The flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies and beneficial insects, including syrphid flies and bees. It is a host plant for the Common Buckeye butterfly.

Ruellia humilis tolerates heat, drought and poor soil. It is a vigorous grower, and it self-sows to form a thick patch. It's nice at the front edge of a wildflower or praire garden. It can be used as a groundcover.

Also known as Fringeleaf Wild Petunia and Hairy Petunia. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 4-8.

height 12-24"

Sowing Ruellia humilis Seeds

Place seeds in a damp paper napkin inside a plastic bag, then refrigerate for 2 months before starting indoors in early spring. Or sow outdoors in fall. Barely cover seeds with soil. Full sun to part shade. Well-drained soil. Spacing 12".

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Ruellia humilis