Ruellia Purple Shower (Ruellia brittoniana 'Purple Showers')

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Growing Zone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Ruellia Purple Shower (Ruellia brittoniana 'Purple Showers')
Mature Height 2-3 feet
Mature Width 1-2 feet
Spacing 1-2 feet apart
Sunlight Full Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-85°F
Watering Needs Medium (Every 1-2 weeks)
Growth Rate Fast (2-3 inches/year)
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time Spring to Frost
Origin Native to Mexico and Central America

Plant Description

Meet the striking Ruellia Purple Shower (Ruellia brittoniana 'Purple Showers'), also known as Mexican Petunia. A beloved choice among gardeners for its vibrant purple flowers and lush, green foliage, this plant adds a splash of color to any setting. Ruellia Purple Shower brings a dynamic and colorful presence with its easy-going nature and minimal care requirements.

How to Grow

Ruellia Purple Shower thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers moist, well-draining soil. It is adaptable to various soil types and can tolerate brief periods of drought once established. This plant is typically grown outdoors but can also thrive indoors if provided with enough light.

Care Tips

Water the Ruellia Purple Shower when the top inch of soil feels dry, but be cautious not to over-water. This plant enjoys humidity and benefits from occasional misting if grown indoors. It’s adaptable to various outdoor environments, making it a versatile choice for gardeners.


With its showy flowers and robust growth, Ruellia Purple Shower is perfect for adding a pop of color to garden borders, patios, or as a standalone feature in a decorative pot. Its ability to attract pollinators like butterflies makes it a valuable addition to any garden.

Planting Tips

When potting or planting in the garden, choose a spot or container that allows for adequate drainage. Adding organic material to the soil can improve moisture retention and overall soil health, enhancing the plant's growth.


Ruellia Purple Shower is relatively low maintenance. Regularly deadheading spent flowers will promote more blooms. It’s recommended to cut back the plant in late winter to encourage vigorous new growth in the spring.



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