MEXICAN PETUNIA: DWARF PURPLE
LATIN NAME: RUELLIA BRITTONIANA 'KATIE PURPLE' COMPACTA
Spectacular dwarf variety of this easy to grow, heat-tolerant perennial is loaded with light purple flowers through out the warm season. The large, petunia-like blooms are backed by dense clumps of narrow, dark green foliage. Quickly fills in as a ground cover. Drought tolerant when established. Herbaceous perennial.
Amount of Sunlight: Partial to full sun
Amount of Water: Once established, needs only occasional water.
Soil Conditions: Well drained
Cold Hardiness Zone: 8-11
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Established plants are drought tolerant. Blooms best in full sun. May be hardy to USDA zone 7 with winter protection. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge.