Scientific Name: Ruellia brittoniana
Common Name: Mexican Petunia
Hardiness Degree: 10°F (-12.2°C)
Blooming Season: Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit: Mounded
Characteristics: Attracts Bees, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Butterflies
Fertilize: Every two weeks
Spacing: 12" (30cm)
Height: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Width: 16 - 18" (41 - 46cm)
General Information: A great option for mixed containers and in-ground plantings in very hot conditions like Texas and Florida. Not intended for northern use.
Plug crop time: 5 to 6 weeks
Transplant to finish: Spring 10 weeks, Summer 8 weeks
- The first dwarf ruellia from seed is easy to program and produces clean green foliage.
- Low-maintenance; tolerates both wet and dry conditions.
- Great for southern perennial programs – hardy to Zone 8 (10°F/-12°C minimum temperature).
- Can be used as an in-ground or container annual in other regions, but not recommended for the far North.