Desert Ruellia

Ruellia peninsularis

A southwestern U.S. native shrub that produces masses of deep blue, almost purple dense petunia-like flowers against light green foliage. Forms a naturally neat, mounded form. Ideal for border or accent in hot, sunny gardens with lean, fast draining soil. Heat and drought tolerant. Evergreen.

Light Needs: This plant loves full sun.

Watering Needs: Once established, needs only occasional watering.

Average Landscape Size: Grows 2 to 3 feet high and wide.

Key Features: Waterwise.

Blooms: Flowers Flowers spring through fall.

Desert Ruellia for sale at Harlow Gardens Tucson.