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Perennial Mexican petunia

Perennial of the Month

Ruellia perennial

Common Name: Desert Petunia, Florida Bluebells, Mexican carpet

Type: perennial

Zone: 8 to 11     Find Your Zone

Height: 24 to 36 inches

Width: 12 to 18 inches, spreading

Bloom Time: June to frost

Bloom Color: pink or purple

Sun exposure: full sun

Soil: Miracle Gro Garden Soil, Soil Conditioner, Black Kow Cow Manure

Amend the soil with proper amendments for your soil type

Fertilizer: Slow release granular Vigoro Flower Food or Water soluble Miracle Gro LiquiFeed


This plant spreads and is considered to be minimally invasive to manageable. This plant reseeds and can be divided. Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies are very attracted to this plant. Mexican petunia requires no care and is very drought tolerant and will continue to bloom profusely until frost.


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Posted 2016-01-24T16:55:50+0000  by Ingar_HD_ATL Ingar_HD_ATL