Purple flowered plant?

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Date Photo Taken: 09/06/2012
Location: Coca Cola Headquarters
Posted By: David Franklin


Grows in Atlanta. Is it a perrenial or annual. What is it called and where can I get one.


  1. Buck Unregistered says:

    This appears to be a Mexican Petunia.

    September 10th, 2012 at 9:13 pm
  2. stone Unregistered says:

    Ruellia brittoniana
    this plant is invasive.
    Some people say to keep it in a container like bamboo…

    It’s not a good plant to release on an unwary flower bed.

    Maybe you could plant a clump in the center of your lawn… and keep the edges mowed.

    September 11th, 2012 at 12:05 pm
  3. ES Unregistered says:

    Also known as Ruellia. Keep in mind that it can spread.

    September 13th, 2012 at 8:36 am
  4. Carolyn in Suwanee Unregistered says:

    I have also seen this called mexican bluebell. It is a gorgeous, showy, fast-growing plant. I had some in a front bed last spring/summer, and pulled it out because I was told it wouldn’t survive the winter. It must have left runners because this year, I had several new plants where the old ones had been–didn’t bother me at all. You can purchase it at garden centers in the spring. It grows well in semi-shade or direct sun, in pots or in beds. (But beware of the spreading.)

    September 19th, 2012 at 12:40 pm
  5. Shawn Martin Unregistered says:

    I started with a 6″ almost dead stem and 10 yrs later it is everywhere. It is very easy to maintain – I just snap off pieces to keep it trimmed back. The hummingbirds love it, yesterday I counted 12.

    September 13th, 2016 at 10:18 am

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