Wild Petunia

Ruellia humilis

Wild Petunia is a hummingbird favorite with trumpet-shaped lavender blooms that attract long-tongued bees and butterflies, as well. Seldom reaching more than one foot in height, it is an excellent companion to other low-growing …

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SKU
38150-03 / 18150
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $6.99 ea.
5-10 $5.99 ea.
11-31 $4.99 ea.
32+ $3.99 ea.
Seeds 4,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $16.00
1/2 Oz $24.00
Oz $40.00
Lb $600.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 1' - 2'
Bloom Color Lavender
Bloom Time June, July, Aug
Spacing 1'
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Root Type Taproot
Benefits Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Host Plant, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 4000
Propagation Treatment Moist Stratification
Days to Moist Stratify 30 days
Direct Sowing Time Fall

Wild Petunia is a hummingbird favorite with trumpet-shaped lavender blooms that attract long-tongued bees and butterflies, as well. Seldom reaching more than one foot in height, it is an excellent companion to other low-growing plants. Native to much of the eastern U.S., Wild Petunia prefers dry sandy locations such as rock gardens, but it will thrive in well-drained loam. It self-seeds readily and is able to hold its own when combined with larger aggressive plants. Ruellia humilis is a host plant for caterpillars of the Common Buckeye butterfly.