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Perennials – Mexican Petunia

  • Mexican petunia 

Botanical name: ruellia 

Average Size at Maturity: 1 – 3 ft in height and in width 

Hardy zone: zones 8 – 11

Bloom Time: late spring, summer, early fall

Flower Color: purple

Foliage Color: green

Growth Rate: can reach full maturity in first or second growing season 

Pruning needs: pinch off young shoots to encourage branching and more flowers 

Landscape Use: shrubby ornamental, great for mixed garden beds and short boarders 

Light Needs: 4 – 6 hours of sun a day 

Special Feature: attracts butterflies 

Water Needs: keep soil consistently moist during peak summer temperatures
Fertilizing needs: use 10-10-10 in the spring

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