prairie petunia

Ruellia humilis (prairie petunia)‚Äč

Botanical Name Ruellia humilis
Common Name prairie petunia
Family Acanthaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest summer, fall
Height and Spread 1.5-2ft x 1.5-2ft (45-60cm x 45-60cm)
Flower Color Purple, Pink, White
Attracts Wildlife Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Native to Chicago Region. Native range: Pennsylvania west to Iowa, south to Texas, and east to northern Florida.
Location in Lurie Garden East Meadow, West Meadow, Northwest Light Plate, Northeast Light Plate, Southwest Light Plate, Southeast Light Plate, Southeast Dark Plate, Southwest Dark Plate, East Dark Plate, North Dark Plate

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