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Wild Petunia

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Perfectly Purple and Easy to Grow Wild Petunia

  • Classic Purple Petunia Blooms
  • Easy to Care For
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Attracts Pollinators

Annuals such as petunias are beautiful but can be a truly tedious addition to a garden as you have to replace them year after year. However, there is a way to have those classic blossoms without the yearly hassle. Wild Petunia ( Ruellia Humilis) is the perfect perennial, offering beautiful blooms and easy maintenance for years after planting!

Each summer, this specimen becomes speckled with lavender colored flowers that closely resemble the cultivated petunias often lining the shelves at garden centers. Although the two flowers are parts of different families, Wild Petunia is a great way to capture the beauty and preserve it for much longer than a single growing season.

The flowers bloom among the plethora of light green leaves that have a unique characteristic. The leaves are covered in a thin layer of short hair. This gives Wild Petunia a rather fuzzy appearance!

Although these flowers are often found growing naturally in prairies or woodland areas, it can be a stunning addition to any garden as an accent piece to a perennial garden. Since Wild Petunias are low growing, they are also commonly used as border specimen or groundcover in rocky portions of your yard.

No matter where you decide to plant a Wild Petunia, its beauty will increase tenfold as it brings multitudes of winged visitors to the garden. Like most naturalized plants, Wild Petunia is a pollinator favorite so sit back and enjoy the parade of butterflies each growing season!

Whether this plant is grown by itself or as a colony creating a groundcover, taking care of it is a breeze! Wild Petunia grows in dry as well as average soils as long as it is well-draining. It is also extremely tolerant of drought conditions and thrives in full sun or partial shade. The planting placement options are endless!

Wild Petunia is the perfect way to get that annual grandeur without the yearly planting and spending. Not only is it the perfect addition to a wildflower garden, but it's the ultimate plant it and forget it specimen since it requires very little attention to thrive once established. Order a Wild Petunia for your garden today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Wild Petunia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ruellia humilis
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well-drained
Moisture Medium, Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes