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Desert Ruellia

Ruellia peninsularis

Bright purple flowers, tolerant of heat and drought

  • Lush, near-evergreen foliage
  • Grows well in desert landscapes but is adaptable
  • Ideal for wildflower, Mediterranean, or garden cottage styles
  • Ships the week of Apr 29
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Groundcover That Offers Color to Hot, Dry Climates

Between its long bloom period and heat resistance, the Desert Ruellia is just the plant for low-maintenance gardeners. Consider adding it to your own garden for a burst of color and attractive foliage—without all the fuss!

The Desert Ruellia, also known as Baja Ruellia, grows up 4 feet tall and 5 feet wide, with a robust bloom of delicate purple flowers that will peak in the spring and then again occasionally for the rest of the year.

The best part? The Desert Ruellia can handle hot temperatures with very little water and still grow strong in your yard. Plus, it doesn’t require any fertilizer or have any pest or insect problems!

We love using this plant in borders, garden bedding, or simply to add texture and dimension to your landscape design. Desert Ruellia works well in many garden styles, especially the Mediterranean and garden cottage aesthetic

Don't wait too long to grab this hardy flowering shrub! Order your Desert Ruellia today!

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Product Details

    Mature Height:4 ft.
    Mature Width:5 ft.
    Sunlight:Full Sun
    Growth Rate:Fast
    Botanical Name:Ruellia peninsularis
    Grows Well In Zones:9-11 outdoors
    grow zone map

    Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors

    (hardy down to 30℉)

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