Mexican Petunia is an evergreen perennial that forms colonies of stalks standing 3 ft. in height and has big blooming flowers from spring through summer. The blossoms are trumpet shaped and come in varieties of white, pink, and blue. It also comes in a dwarf varieties and is used as ground cover.
Common Name: Mexican Petunia, Mexican Bluebell, Purple Showers
Type: herbaceous perennial
Native Range: Mexico, Southwest America
Zone: 8 - 11
Height: 2 - 3 ft.
Spread: 1 - 3 ft.
Bloom Time: spring through summer
Bloom Description: trumpet shaped purple flowers on dark stems
Sun: partial to full sun
Water: medium water on regular basis
Maintenance: Prune back old foliage before new growth emerges in spring
Flower: purple, showy
Leaf: dark, tubular
Other: great as a border, accent, or container plant
Tolerates: mild drought, wet soils