prairie petunia

 

Botanical Name Ruellia humilis
Common Name prairie petunia
Family Acanthaceae
USDA Zone 4 to 8
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest Summer
Height and Spread
1.5-2ft x 1.5-2ft (45-60cm x 45-60cm)
Flower Color Purple, Pink, White
Attracts Wildlife
Pollinators, Hosts Butterflies/Moths
Additional Information
Native to the 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, North Dark Plate, Southeast Dark Plate, Southwest Dark Plate, East Dark Plate