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carol13450

I live in an older Queensland house (1955) with an "updated over the years" garden. My love of gardens πŸŒΏπŸŒΊπŸƒπŸand photography πŸ“·, go hand-in-hand.

Ruellia simplex

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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carol13450

Help me identify this plant please. Is it an orchid? #plantid-

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drumadixit

Ruelia may be

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brightcolours

#plantID @KariSamuel @carolgs @Muzz67 @leisel @mrsflowerpot @deekay @nej @kathyb

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carol13450

Thank you Uma. Yes I think so too. I googled and it looks the same!! And the fact that the flowers only last a day supports this. 👌🏻👏🏼🌷 @drumadixit

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brightcolours

#ruellia #mexicanpetunia

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drumadixit

Hi Carol, they are hardy at least for monsoon rains, and put up a brilliant show, almost through the year here! I have a pink variety, in my plant album. But need to be little careful as they self seed, sometimes in an unwanted area!

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carol13450

Mine is in a pot but needs repotting and feeding. It's a bit spindly. At least I don't have monsoon rains here. 😊 @drumadixit

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