Mexican Petunia Katie Ruellia


Mexican petunia is a evergreen perennial that forms in clumps, remains low to the ground, loves water and has big blooming flowers in summer.  The blossoms are trumpet shaped and come in varieties of white, pink, and blue. It makes a good ground cover.

Common Name: Dwarf Katie Ruellia, Katie Blue

Type: Evergreen, Ground cover

Family: Acanthaceae

Native Range: Mexico

Zone: 7-11

Height: 6-12 in

Spread: 12-24 in

Bloom Time: early summer-frost

Bloom Description: Blue/Violet

Sun: Full sun/ Partial shade

Water: low

Maintenance: low

Suggested Use:

Flower: Large Showy flowers

Leaf: Narrow, Dark Green

Fruit: n/a


Tolerate: Deer, Disease, insect