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What is this ornamental?

Posted by RipVW 7 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 14, 13 at 21:45

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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RE: What is this ornamental?

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


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RE: What is this ornamental?

GreatPlains1 - you are absolutely correct - thanks a bunch.


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RE: What is this ornamental?

And it can take over your garden.


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RE: What is this ornamental?

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.


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