Wild Petunia

Ruellia Humilis

The Wild Petunia grows to be about a foot in height. It is a hardy plant, blooming through June, July, and August.  It grows best in medium or medium-dry soils and full sun. Because it is somewhat aggressive, it does well as a ground cover, with a sidewalk or something to contain it.  When mature, the seeds literally explode from the plant, traveling upwards of 10 feet! When in flower, Wild Petunia attracts a wide variety of insect pollinators, but the lavender blooms are especially attractive to long-tongued bees and butterflies.

General Information:

Mature Height:  6-24 Inches
Mature Width:  

Flower Color: Lavendar
Fall Color:  N/A

Soil Type:

Dry

Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Period:

July–August

Attracts:

   butterflies

Pair With:

Butterfly Weed

Prairie Dropseed