Baja Ruellia (Ruellia peninsularis)
Baja Ruellia grows very well in full to part sun and performs wonderfully in desert landscapes. With regular water cycle, they will be lush and full of foliage during all the warm months. They might get a little sparse in cold winters.
Attractive light colored stems with an interesting branching habit. Grown naturally as a rounded shrub they have the most bloom production. Peak flowering season is late spring early summer. Prune in early spring if needed to control size. Plant in well-drained soil, Baja Ruellia is very drought tolerant once established.
Light purple flowers in cycles spring through fall
Medium sized shrub grows well in open to part sun
Heat and drought tolerant