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Ruellia elegans
Brazilian Petunia

Ruellia elegans - Brazilian Petunia


Ruellia elegans is an elegant form of Ruellia spp. with it’s large pubescent leaves and bright red tubular flowers that float on top of the foliage on long slender stems.  These beautiful flowers have 5 petals and they open in the morning hours.  Don’t let the fragile appearance fool you though, because this is a really tough plant that can withstand high heat and humidity.  Plant in loose, rich soil and keep moist.  Brazilian Petunia is attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and is a food source for the Texas Crescent Butterfly.  Will reach 12-18” tall with an 18” spread.

Hardiness: USDA Zones 8-10
Plant Use: Flowering Perennial
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Sun
Water Requirements: Medium

Great for sunny locationsDoes well in partial sun.Attracts wildlife into the garden

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