Mexican Petunia Details

Mexican Petunia

  • Also Known As: Standard Mexican Petunia, Tall Mexican Petunia
  • Botanical Name: Ruellia brittoniana
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Water Demand: Low, Medium
  • Landscape Use: Deer Resistant, Erosion Control, Salt Tolerant
  • Ornamental Value: Purple, Pink
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value: Butterflies, Birds, Bees
  • Season: Summer
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 2'
  • Plant Height: 3'


Grows in almost any soil. Reseeds. Can be aggressive in good garden soil with uniform moisture. The pink selection is called 'Chi Chi.'

Perennial Care Guide

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