On a hunch, I went to Jink's a few days ago and they had the tall Mexican Petunias I love so much -- Ruellia brittoniana "Purple Showers." (Be still my heart!!!) Boy, they looked husky and healthy -- unlike the poor things I overwintered as cuttings from last year's cuttings. So I have new blood now and All Is Well. Because I can't imagine not having them blooming their heads off at the gate.
Just thought I'd give you a heads up. Not so many unusual perinneals as a few years ago, but still worth the trip out there.