Dwarf Mexican Petunia

dwarf mexican petunia
Name: Dwarf Mexican Petunia
Height: 8″
Width/Spread: 10″
Light: Sun/Shade
Evergreen/Deciduous: D
Seasonal Interest: Spring to Summer
Color/Feature: Blue/purple to pink
Maintenance: Prune taller varieties to 3″ after first frost browns leaves.
Botanical Name

& Comments:

Ruellia Brittoniana
Petunia-like flowers. Reseeds profusely. Taller types are invasive so choose dwarf varieties such as “Katie” or “Bonita. Note: if you plant the standard/taller variety, Ruellia nudiflora, make sure you choose a sterile selection.

 

Learn about other water-wise perennials for Lubbock County, courtesy of Lubbock Master Gardeners Association.

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