Species Name:  Ruellia humilis

Common Name: Wild Petunia

Zone: 4  to 8

Light: Full Sun to Light Shade

Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry

Soil Types: Sand, Loam, Well drained

Fertility: Medium to Poor

pH: N/A

Bloom Time: late June, July, August

Habit: Wild petunia is a short 12 tall hardy perennial that can withstand the hottest driest conditions.
The lavender blue flowers attract numerous pollinator insects.  It self sows readily from seed capsules
that catapult the seeds a considerable distance.  It commonly is found where there is poor soil and sparse vegetation
such as rocky outcrops, road cuts, dry open woodlands and sand plains.
It makes an ideal compact rock garden plant or plant in hot dry parking lot islands.

  Ruella humilis

 

Ruella humilis