White Ruellia
Ruellia malacosperma 'Alba'

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)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.