Baja Ruellia (Ruellia peninsularis)


Baja Ruellia

Ruellia peninsularis

  • Also known as Desert Ruellia
  • An all-time favorite flower for our area
  • Flower colors range from deep purple, violet or pink
  • Long blooming seasons from spring to fall
  • Low-maintenance plant

Baja Ruellia bursts onto the landscape scene with masses of deep purple, violet or pink bell shaped flowers set against light green foliage and a rounded growth habit that makes them ideal for borders or as an accent. Native to Baja California and Sonora Mexico, Ruellia peninsularis (botanical name) produces the colorful flower display from spring to fall attracting butterflies and hummingbirds along the way. These plants bring beauty to any location and a perfect spot for them is one that is full of sun and reflected heat, so we also like to plant these low-litter plants poolside or near water fountains and ponds.

Homeowners and landscapers love their low-maintenance features, just let them grow! They thrive in an area that gets plenty of sunlight and is drought tolerant once established with little to moderate watering needs. This Ruellia has a fast growth rate and is an excellent addition to any low water use landscape. Plant them in mass for a stunning seasonal color display that is sure to add beauty and curb appeal!

Visit Big Tex Tree Nurseries, and we will be glad to help you handpick the perfect Baja Ruellia and other plants for the perfect spot in your yard. We are the growers, and we use our premium quality specimens to grow the best-looking, hardiest and healthiest plants in all of Texas. We can assure the quality of everything that we grow!

Relax while we do the work! Our professional landscape crew ensures proper planting for a thriving, beautiful landscape that can increase property value and make your yard the envy of the neighborhood!


Light purple flowers in cycles spring through fall

Medium sized shrub grows well in open to part sun

Heat and drought tolerant