What is this ornamental?

RipVWJuly 14, 2013

This plant is about 4 feet tall with purple trumpet-shaped flowers and is growing beside our church entrance. I was told several things (Mexican Petunia, Tiarella), but when I "Googled" these names, they do not match the picture. Any clue?

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Its Ruellia brittoniana (Mexican Petunia). I think they call that one 'Purple Showers'. Its hardy to zone 7.

This post was edited by GreatPlains1 on Sun, Jul 14, 13 at 22:23

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 10:22PM
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GreatPlains1 - you are absolutely correct - thanks a bunch.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 3:18PM
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butterflymomok(7a NE OK)

And it can take over your garden.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 8:30PM
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I got rid of it pretty quick after planting some. It has seeds that explode and they fly off pretty far, the distance scared the likes of me when I considered the potential. I looked it up and found out it can become a real pest. Lots of seeds.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 10:25PM
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