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Ruellia

Ruellia simplex

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ruellia (roo-EL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: simplex (SIM-plecks) (Info)
Synonym:Ruellia coerulea
Synonym:Ruellia longipes
Synonym:Ruellia microphylla
Synonym:Ruellia pacifica
Synonym:Ruellia spectabilis

Category:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

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Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Pollock, Louisiana

Granite Falls, North Carolina

Clarksville, Tennessee

Chandler, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 23, 2016, davidrowe from chandler tx,
United States wrote:

In 8b, evergreen perennial with attractive foliage and violet blooms, growing to 60". Once it is started, plan to like it because it is difficult to remove; must dig it up.

Negative

On Mar 28, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This species both self-sows weedily and also spreads underground aggressively by rhizomes.

The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council has listed this species as a Category l invasive, because it has been found to invade natural areas and displace native flora. The species is native to Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. It has naturalized from Texas to South Carolina.

The accepted name for the species is Ruellia simplex. Synonyms include:
Ruellia brittoniana
R. coerulea
R. malacosperma
R. tweediana
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