Ruellia humilis

This hardy native perennial produces light lavender flowers that bloom from Jun-Sept. It’s a low growing plant that’s heat and drought tolerant. It blooms during the hottest, driest parts of summer while other plants may struggle. It’s often found in open areas. It’ll readily reseed itself but seeds may be tough to germinate. It’s one of the larval host plants to the Common Buckeye butterfly. Wild Petunias attract long tongued pollinators and hummingbirds.

Sun Exposure

Full to Part Sun

Bloom Time

June to Sept

Soil Moisture

Medium to Dry

Plant Height

12 Inches

Host plant to

Common Buckeye Butterflies