Dwarf Mexican Petunia Details

Dwarf Mexican Petunia

  • Also Known As: Dwarf Wild Petunia, Katie\'s Mexican Petunia, Katie\'s Dwarf Petunia
  • Botanical Name: Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie'
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Water Demand: Low, Medium
  • Landscape Use: Border - Edge, Deer Resistant, Erosion Control, Salt Tolerant
  • Ornamental Value: Purple, Pink, White
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value: Butterflies, Birds, Bees
  • Season: Summer
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 1'
  • Plant Height: 0.5'


Grows in almost any soil. While it reseeds, it's not as aggressive as the standard Mexican petunia. The pink selection is called 'Bonita' and the white selection is called 'Blanca.'

Perennial Care Guide

Dwarf Mexican Petunia Photos