Plant of the Week: Dwarf Katie Purple
Dwarf Katie purple ruellia Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie' Zone 8-11
Beautiful, lavender-blue 'paper like' flowers add a gentle contrast to the spiky dark green foliage. Blooms appear from late spring to mid-summer. This low-growing perennial does best when planted in full/partial sun. Water regularly for best growth. Drought tolerant once established.
This plant may freeze during extreme winters, so mulching the area around it in late fall/early winter is a must. A moderate grower that can reach 8" tall and 2 feet wide. Attracts butterflies, is easy to care for, and is disease resistant. Divide clumps every few years.