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Carolina Wild Petunia
Scientific Name: Ruellia caroliniensis (J.F. Gmel.) Steud.
Synonym: Ruellia caroliniensis var. nanella, Ruellia hybrida, Ruellia caroliniensis var. semicalva, Ruellia parviflora, Ruellia caroliniensis var. parviflora, Ruellia caroliniensis var. dentata, Ruellia caroliniensis var. cheloniformis, Pattersonia caroliniensis, Ruellia caroliniensis var. salicina, Ruellia caroliniensis var. membranacea
Family: Acanthaceae
Carolina Wild Petunia (Ruellia  caroliniensis) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 7-11

Sun Exposure: Part shade to shade

Origin: Eastern and southern USA

Growth Habits: Herbaceous perennial, spreading, 6 to 12 inches tall (15-30 cm), 1 to 2 feet spread (30-60 cm); opposite oblong leaves, 2 to 4 inches long (5-10 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds, self-sows

The genus is named after the 15th century French botanist Jean Ruelle.

Cultural Practices:
Space plants 18 inches apart (45 cm).

Blooming Habits:
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