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Plant Characteristics

Flower Color*
  • Purple
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Bees
Plant Type*
  • Perennial
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Well-Drained
  • Drought Tolerant
Season of Interest*
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
  • Summer Flowering
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Mass Planting
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Under Power Lines
  • Border Plant
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Rock Gardens
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Groundcover
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Ruellia is very easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

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PURPLE SHOWERS MEXICAN PETUNIA

Ruellia tweediana 'Purple Showers'
AKA: Mexican Bluebell

Buy Purple Showers Mexican Petunia 'Purple Showers' is an upright and fast growing Mexican petunia that spreads by underground tubers. Flowers are similar to petunia-flowers and bloom freely from late spring to frost.Purple Showers is a sterile variety but can spread quickly by underground rhizomes. Considered as a much less invasive than the non-sterile Mexican species. Honored as a Missouri Botanical Garden Plant of Merit.

Mature Height:

3-4 Feet

Mature Spread:

2-3 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

8-10

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Acanthaceae · Common Name: Mexican Petunia

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

Purchase PURPLE SHOWERS MEXICAN PETUNIA Online

Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 13768

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(-3 units available now)
(22 units for review on 6/1/21) Pre-Order
Standard Package




$24.00

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Customer Testimonials

The plant arrived today in good condition.


Drennan
Magee, MS
June 2018

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