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Ruellia Purple Showers in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ruellia brittoniana 'Purple Showers'

 

Ruellia 'Purple Showers'

Ruellia brittoniana is also known as Ruellia simplex. These are fast-growing perennials with green to purple stems and green leaves. Their flowers are short-lived, but they bloom for a long period of time, beginning in early spring and continuing until frost. They can reach 1.3m in height and spread. They can be invasive. Mexican petunias prefer wet or marshy soils, such as moist woodlands or the edges of ponds and lakes. They can withstand drought and even full sun in drier soils.

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plant Features
  • Ruellia Purple Showers likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Ruellia Purple Showers likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Ruellia Purple Showers is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Ruellia Purple Showers likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Ruellia 'Purple Showers'

Latin name

Ruellia brittoniana 'Purple Showers'

type

Perennial

family

Acanthaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Ruellia Purple Showers likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Ruellia Purple Showers is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Ruellia Purple Showers likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Ruellia Purple Showers likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Ruellia Purple Showers is 1.30meters x 1.30meters 1.30 M 1.30 M

Ruellia brittoniana 'Purple Showers'

Ruellia brittoniana is also known as Ruellia simplex. These are fast-growing perennials with green to purple stems and green leaves. Their flowers are short-lived, but they bloom for a long period of time, beginning in early spring and continuing until frost. They can reach 1.3m in height and spread. They can be invasive. Mexican petunias prefer wet or marshy soils, such as moist woodlands or the edges of ponds and lakes. They can withstand drought and even full sun in drier soils.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Roellia are very invasive, they grow horizontal roots that grow above and below ground, making them difficult to remove thus they are best planted in containers and the containers can be submerged into the ground to prevent spreading. It is also wise to remove seed heads before they ripen as these explode and spread seeds for some distance. They grow in most soil types but prefer moist but well drained sites.

 
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