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Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by FitnessPro1, Mar 1, 2008.
My wife bought these last year. Can't remember what they are. Any help would be appreciated.
In that there several varieties of Ruellia, I can't give you the latin second name for your plant. It is, however , one of the two most common in Florida. It is also known as Mexican Petunia, and in this case, Dwarf Mexican Petunia. The 'standard' Ruellia (same leaf and flower can grow to 4-5 feet). Yours, as a dwarf, won't grow higher than a foot or so.
These are great 'self seeders', and can get away from you in your garden.
In which case you will Rue the day you planted it.
Fortunately 'Katie Ruellia' (aka Nolan's dwarf) doesn't spread
via suckers though it will seed out a bit if it's happy.
Thank you for your help