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Ruellia elegans 'Ragin' Cajun'


Ruellia 'Ragin' Cajun' or hardy petunia has masses of unique scarlet-red flowers from June until frost.

This unusual plant has attractive, dark green foliage and bright, red trumpet flowers that flare outwards into four wings. The flowers are held on thin flower stems. Ruellia 'Ragin' Cajun' is a hardier cultivar of this species that will bloom from June until frost. It is versatile for use in flower beds or containers in average to moist soils in full sun. Tolerant of heat and humidity.

Common Name: Hardy Petunia

Family: Acanthaceae (The Acanthus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7b-11

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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