Botanical Name: Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie'
 Common Name: Katie Ruellia
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Pink, Purple, White

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer

 

Leaf Color

Dark Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half, Shade

 

Water

Medium

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Moist

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Tropical, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Erosion Control, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

A refined ground cover that grows at a moderate rate to 1' x 2'. Narrow dark green leaves. Accepts full sun or partial shade. 2-inch purple flowers appear spring to fall. Great for small areas.
Frost tolerant to 28 F. Look for selections that offer pink or white flowers.