Evergreen, Perennials, Shrubs
Ruellias have opposite leavesand flaring, bell-shaped flowerswith five shallow lobes. Beyondtheir hardiness range, they arecommonly grown in greenhouses.
Mexican native naturalizedin many areas of the southernand southwestern U.S. To3 ft. high; initially 1–1 1/2 ft.wide, but can be invasive andshould be contained (by an edging,for example). Narrow darkgreen leaves to 3 in. long, 3/4 in.wide; 2-in.-long, lavender-blueflowers throughout warm timesof year. ‘Chi Chi’ has soft pinkblossoms. ‘Katie’ is a dwarf(10–12 in.), noninvasive variety.‘Blanca’ (white flowers) and‘Rosa’ (pink flowers) have narrowleaves, grow about 1 ft.high. Regular water.
Most of these spinach relations are weeds, but some are eaten. Individual flowers are greenish, insign...
With trumpet-shaped flowers that seem large for the size of the plant, these trumpet-vine relatives ar...
Grows 2 to 3 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide. Dense, mounding habit and soft, bright green leaves.