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"Mexican petunia (Ruellia simplex) is an evergreen herbaceous perennial recognized by its wrinkly, trumpet-shaped purple flowers. It is commonly cultivated as an ornamental plant. Due to its vigorous spreading ability, Ruellia simplex has become widely naturalized outside Mexico. It is considered an invasive species in many countries.

Tips from Garden Coaches

Plants of the genus Ruellia are normally shrubby ornamental plants that grow both outdoors and indoors. They are easy to grow in warm areas, requiring very little care.
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This is its fence - or that which was
Its fence once - now, rock rolled from rock,
One tangle of the vine and dock,
Where bloom the wild petunias;
And this its gate, the iron-weeds block,
— Madison Julius Cawein
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Name Story

Mexican petunia
As a plant in the Ruellia genus, its flowers and very similar to petunia, and its height can reach about 91 cm. Hence, petunia appears as part of the name. As it is also native to Mexico, it is called Mexican petunia.


Interesting Facts

Mexican petunia gets its name from the French botanist *Jean de la Ruelle. *It is considered invasive in Florida, where it was likely originally grown as an ornamental species before becoming a weed. In Florida, there is an alternative *Ruella *species sold for ornamental purposes instead of the invasive weed, called Ruellia caroliniensis. This alternative requires less water and has smaller flowers.

Symbolism

Resentment, Anger, Reconciliation, Your presence soothes me.

Characteristics

Plant Type
Herb, Shrub

Lifespan
Perennial

Bloom Time
Spring, summer

Plant Height
91 cm
Spread
30 cm to 61 cm
Flower Size
8 cm
Habitat
Ditches, Pond verges, Lakesides, Marshes
Flower Color
WhitePurpleBluePink
Leaf Color
PurpleGreen
Fruit Color
PurpleGreenBrown
Stem Color
GreenBrownBronze

Conditions Requirement


Sunlight
Full sun

Uses

Garden Use
Mexican petunia is grown ornamentally often for its attractive lilac flowers. However, this plant is an aggressive grower so using a container to control growth is strongly advised. Other quick-growing flowers like butterfly weed and pale purple coneflower make good partners for mexican petunia. It is well suited to prairie, meadow, and rock gardens.

Care Guide


Water
Moisture-loving, keep the soil moist but do not let water accumulate.


Fertilization
Fertilization once every 2-3 months during the growing season.


Pruning
Trim the diseased, withered leaves once a month.


Planting Time
Spring, summer


Harvest Time
Late summer, Early autumn, Mid autumn


Propagation
Sowing, Cutting


Potting Suggestions
Needs excellent drainage in pots."

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