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Dwarf Mexican Petunia

Ruellia brittoniana 'Baby Katie'

Mature Height*: 

1 ft

Mature Width*: 

1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone Range:

9 to 11

Hardy to: 


Water Requirements: 

Moderate Water

Shade Requirements:

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Native to:


This easy-to-grow perennial is the dwarf version of the classic Mexican Petunia, named for its violet, petunia-like flowers that emerge from spring through fall. Unlike its sprawling parent plant, Baby Katie Mexican Petunia is a densely packed mound of dark-green foliage that flowers rampantly throughout the warmer seasons. Though the foliage appears lustrous and delicate, this perennial thrives in a variety of conditions and requires little to no care. It does well in both sun and shade, but will flower more in full or afternoon sun. Added to beds, pots, or in borders, this plant will be a lush, tropical-looking addition to your garden.

*Height and width estimated for growth in the Tucson, AZ area. True sizes may vary.

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