Baja Ruellia

 

 

Ruellia peninsularis

 

Acanthaceae

 

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Form: Shrub
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 3 ft high by 4 ft wide
Leaves
: Opposite, medium green, lance shaped
Flowers
: Purple, bell shaped with ruffled edges
Fruit
: Seed
Stems/Trunks
: Upright
Range/Origin
: Baja California, Sonora Desert
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 12,13, 21-24, 28o F

Comments: No thorns, attracts hummingbirds

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full sun

         Water: Low to moderate but can survive without irrigation

         Soil: Most, well drained

        Propagation: Cuttings, root cuttings, seed

         Maintenance: Minimal

 

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