Botanical Name: Ruellia brittoniana ‘Southern Star Series’
Common Name: “Mexican Petunia”
Height: .75 to 1 Feet
Spread: 1 to 1.5 Feet
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Small, trumpet-shaped blooms open for an extended period of time beginning in late-spring produced by neat, low-growing mounds of elongated, clean-green, lance-shaped foliage. The flowers of individual plants may be white, candy-pink, or blue-violet. Once established, this Ruellia is drought-, heat-, and humidity-tolerant. They make attractive container or hanging basket plants, as well.