Light Requirements: full sun/part shade
Soil Moisture: medium dry/dry
Bloom Color: lavender
Bloom Time: June-August
Height: 1.5-2 ft.
Deer Resistant? yes
Wild Petunia (Ruellia humilis)
I'm native to NA but not NY state. I should be planted in gardens, but not in wild spaces.
I'm called a wild petunia, but actually I only look like a petunia, I'm in a differnt plant family than the familiar petunia.
I like drier conditions and bloom during the heat of the summer
I'm adaptable, so I can become agressive sometimes.
I attract many insects including the Common Buckeye Butterfly.
I also attract hummingbirds.