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jeatacake

Based in St Helens. I grow flowers, fruit & veg at home, on my allotment & in Thailand. Prefer the exotic & unusual & to share tips, ideas, seeds etc.

Ruellia simplex

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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jeatacake

Please help me identify this plant. Seen in several locations in South & central Thailand this week 👍

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novicegardenlover

#ruellia or #mexicanpetunia. This became popular in my island as a border plant some years ago, but I learnt its name through gt.

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jeatacake

Brilliant. Thank you Susan. @novicegardenlover 👍

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novicegardenlover

You're welcome Jeff.

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jeatacake

Interesting. Do they survive winter there OK? @cyndi I'm pretty sure I've not seen them in the UK @cyndi

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jeatacake

Thanks Cyndi. Unfortunately, none that I have seen here had seeds. @cyndi

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jeatacake

If I see any back home then I might just acquire a cutting myself 😉 @cyndi

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sherrisgarden

Great plant !! New to me

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jeatacake

Saw lots of them in Thailand, which makes me think they'll struggle here, although Cyndi has had success with them 🤔 @sherrisgarden

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sherrisgarden

What's ironic is I don't live too far from Mexico, and I've never seen one here in my area.

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jeatacake

I wonder if it's because the climate is drier there? 🤔 It's anything but dry in Thailand. It even rains in the dry season there ! @sherrisgarden

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sherrisgarden

That makes sense Jeff. And it's dry here too but probably not hot enough

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