Ruellia humilis


This Mid-Atlantic Native is a great accent plant to add height, texture, and biodiversity to any roof. A full sun-loving plant it will self-seed a little if it is happy. Lilac purple flowers from late spring through mid-summer top fuzzy foliage.


  • Botanical Name: Ruellia humilis
  • Family: Acanthaceae
  • Plant Type: Hardy Perennial
  • Plant Usage: Accent
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Winter Interest: Dormant
  • Height: 12"
  • Spread: 12"
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Origin: North America
  • Self Sowing: Somewhat
  • Shade Tolerant: No
  • Substitutes: Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmeus,

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