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Ruellia elegans

Ruellia elegans
red ruellia; false petunia
Common name red ruellia; false petunia
Family acanthaceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers red
Size 12"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes heat and drought tolerant

Native to South America, grown for its scarlet flowers. Our nursery tag said it grows to 12", some other sources say a good bit taller – so perhaps ours is a small-growing cultivar. No name (or even species) on plant tag, so it's hard to say.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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