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09 / 06 / 2012
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Grows in Atlanta. Is it a perrenial or annual. What is it called and where can I get one.
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 10:00am
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 12:58pm
Also known as Ruellia. Keep in mind that it can spread.
September 13th, 2012 at 8:50am
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 12:03pm
This appears to be a Mexican Petunia. Buck
September 10th, 2012 at 9:51pm
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