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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
Lake City, Florida
Saint Augustine Shores, Florida
Spring Hill, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Cordele, Georgia
Rincon, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia
Barbourville, Kentucky
Brownsville-bawcomville, Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana
Andrews, North Carolina
South Sumter, South Carolina
Toone, Tennessee
Garland, Texas
Houston, Texas
Mckinney, Texas
Princeton, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Sunset Valley, Texas



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