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PlantFiles: Thickleaf Wild Petunia
Ruellia succulenta

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Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ruellia (roo-EL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: succulenta (suk-yoo-LEN-tuh) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Floridian On Dec 23, 2004, Floridian from Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

An herbaceous perennial endemic to rocky pinelands and flatwoods of southern Florida. This plant has 5 lobed, trumpet shaped, blue flowers. Only rarely can one spot a pink flower.
This plant is the larval host plant of the Common Buckeye Butterfly and the Malachite butterfly in southern Florida.



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