Can anyone I. D. this plant

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by FitnessPro1, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. FitnessPro1

    FitnessPro1 Member

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    My wife bought these last year. Can't remember what they are. Any help would be appreciated.
     

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    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Ruellia
     
  3. Chuck White

    Chuck White Active Member

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    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.
     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    In which case you will Rue the day you planted it.
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Fortunately 'Katie Ruellia' (aka Nolan's dwarf) doesn't spread
    via suckers though it will seed out a bit if it's happy.

    HTH
    Chris
     
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    Thank you for your help
     

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