Ruellia elegans Poir.

Brazilian Petunia


Family: Acanthaceae

Genus: Ruellia

Category: Perennial

Zones: 8 to 10

Size: 12 to 36" tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Evergreen perennial (in warm zones). Small funnel-shaped red flowers in summer.

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History: 

Published in Encyc. (J. Lamarck & al.) Suppl. 4. 727 in 1816.

Native to Brazil.

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