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Ruellia Simplex

Botanical Name:

Ruellia simplex

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How to Grow
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennial

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

Five lobed, petunia-like, lavender to violet flowers bloom from the upper leaf axils in loose purple-stemmed clusters. Flowers freely but each flower blooms for only one day. Flowers typically bloom from May to September.

Fruit

Flowers are followed by bean-like pods (to 1” long) which explosively dehisce mature seed in all directions.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Lamiales

Family

Acanthaceae

Genus

Ruellia

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