Ruellia brittoniana, Mexican petunia


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Ruellia brittoniana
Mexican petunia

Chosen by Margaret Kralovec

Tall vertical structure, with deep green leaves, maroon stems, and  purple petunia-like blooms that last just one day. Makes a striking impression in a close grouping.

Ruellia brittoniana

Photo courtesy of Ellen Zagory

 

Ruellia britoniana

This handmade sign, drawn by Arboretum Teaching Nursery Manager Lisa Fowler, showcases one of our 75 favorite plants, and can be seen at the Arboretum Plant Sales.

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