Pineland petunia
Ruellia caroliniensis

Pineland Petunia

Pineland petunia is a good replacement for the horribly invasive Mexican Bluebell or Mexican Ruellia that is commonly offered for sale.

Pineland petunia will last for years and comes up sparingly from ejected seeds near where it is planted.  Rich, mulched soil is best with  full sun to partial shade.

Mix this plant with seaside goldenrod, sunshine mimosa, salvia, gaillardia, and other plants that won’t crowd it.

A tiny mite may cause the leaves to look white and deformed. Cut the plant back to the ground, throw away the clippings and spray the stubs with organicide. The new growth should be normal again.