Drought Tolerant Southern Star Pink Flower Seeds - Mexican Petunia

Mexican Petunia Seeds - Pink

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 8 - 10

Height: 10 - 12 inches

Bloom Season: Late spring to late summer

Bloom Color: Pink

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: pH 5.8 - 6.2, well drained soil

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Ruellia Brittoniana

Planting Directions

Temperature: 72 - 76F

Average Germ Time: 7 - 10 days

Light Required: No

Depth: Cover seed lightly

Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

Mexican Petunia Pink (Ruellia Brittoniana Southern Star Pink) - Start these flower seeds for a southern perennial that provides color from late April through early October. Southern Star Mexican Petunia is low-growing and creates a perennial ground cover, or it can also grow in containers well. The Southern Star series produces clean green foliage and small trumpet-shaped blooms that are attractive to wildlife. The candy pink blooms give a wonderful display. Mexican Petunia plants tolerate a variety of conditions and once established, can be drought tolerant. The Mexican Petunia seeds can be started indoors in the late winter for transplanting outside, or start the Ruellia seeds directly outside. A winter seeding works well for directly sowing in the flower bed. Ruellia Mexican Petunia has been known to re-seed, so deadheading spent blooms is helpful to keep unwanted seedlings from appearing each spring..

The Mexican Petunia Is...

A southern perennial that provides color from late April through early October!

The Mexican Petunia Is...

Mexican Petunia Seeds | Pink

How to Grow

The Mexican Petunia seeds can be started indoors in the late winter for transplanting outside, or start the Ruellia seeds directly outside. A winter seeding works well for directly sowing in the flower bed. Ruellia Mexican Petunia has been known to re-seed, so deadheading spent blooms is helpful to keep unwanted seedlings from appearing each spring.

  • Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
  • Depth: Cover seed lightly
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 10 days
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Mexican Petunia Seeds | Pink

Flower Specifications

The Ruellia can even thrive in inner city environments as it is tolerant of urban pollution. It grows best in full sun to partial shade. Average to wet conditions are best and it is known to survive through a bit of standing water.

  • Plant Spacing: 12 inches
  • Height: 10 - 12 inches
  • USDA Zones: 8 - 10
  • Season: Perennial