Mexican Petunia, Chi Chi

 

Ruellia brittoniana
'chi chi'

Acanthaceae

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Form: Evergreen shrub
Seasonality: Perennial
Size: 3 feet high by 3 feet wide
Flowers: Soft pink bell shaped with 5 shallow lobes (July, August, September)
Leaves: Opposite, narrow dark green leaves, flaring; 1/2 inch wide by 3 inches long
Fruit: Seed

Stems/Trunks; Green, erect, turning woody

Range/Origin: Mexico
Hardiness: Sunset zones 8, 9, 12 - 24, H1, H2; USDA: 9-10

Comments: Low litter, No thorns, Attracts butterflies

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full to partial sun
  • Water: Low to moderate
  • Soil: Ordinary, well drained
  • Propagation: Seed, division, cuttings
  • Maintenance: Minimal

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