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Ruellia tweediana 'Dwarf White'

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Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ruellia (roo-EL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: tweediana (twee-dee-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dwarf White

Synonym:Ruellia brittoniana

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive brical1 On Jan 5, 2010, brical1 from Inland S.E QLD
Australia wrote:

A beautiful compact dwarf pure pristine white cultivar which thrives in the heat and doesn't take over like some of it's taller relatives. Does equally well in pots or the garden. Makes a wonderful low compact garden edging/border.Grows easily from division,cuttings or seed.

Neutral Zingy On Mar 12, 2008, Zingy from Titusville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Plant this where you want it to totally take over. Gets "singed" here in Titusville Florida from the cold weather and [after cutting back] comes back with a "vengence"!!!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clearwater, Florida
Daytona Beach, Florida
Lake City, Florida
New Port Richey, Florida
Ocala, Florida
Titusville, Florida
Tecumseh, Nebraska
Conway, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Jacksonville, Texas



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