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Ruellia simplex (low-growing variety)

Common name Mexican petunia
Family acanthaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers lavender
Size 8"
Light sun-part shade

Low-growing variety of this variable species, growing strictly from a stationary clump of lax strappy leaves rather than running by roots, with petunia-like flowers over a long season of bloom. It's sold as "seasonal color" in local nurseries, and I didn't realize it was a perennial until it came back several years in a row. Well-behaved and dependable.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: back fence border, right-fence nursery area

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