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Ruellia tweediana 'Chi Chi'

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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: Chi Chi
Additional cultivar information: (aka Pink Bells)

Synonym:Ruellia brittoniana

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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

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

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Regional...

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

Edgemont, Arkansas
Concord, California
Brooksville, Florida
Lake City, Florida
Saint Augustine, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Cordele, Georgia
Rincon, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia
Barbourville, Kentucky
Shreveport, Louisiana
West Monroe, Louisiana
Andrews, North Carolina
Sumter, South Carolina
Toone, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Garland, Texas
Houston, Texas
Mc Kinney, Texas
Princeton, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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