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PlantFiles: White Ruellia
Ruellia malacosperma 'Alba'

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Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ruellia (roo-EL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: malacosperma (mal-uh-ko-SPER-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Alba
Additional cultivar information: (aka White Flower Form)

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Category:
Ponds and Aquatics
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive saltcedar On Oct 1, 2006, saltcedar from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This Ruellia like many can self sow with abandon and spread by running rootstocks.
Best to contain it with a solid barrier unless you have lots of room for it to fill. Tolerates clay and flooding.

Regional...

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

Cordele, Georgia
West Monroe, Louisiana
Austin, Texas (2 reports)
Belton, Texas
Fate, Texas
Houston, Texas
Santa Fe, Texas



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