50 seeds $2.50
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.
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" spacing 12"
Sowing Ruellia humilis Seeds
Place ruellia 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 the fall. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Full sun to part shade. Well-drained soil.