Common Name: wild petunia
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Native Range: Eastern and central United States
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to October
Bloom Description: Lavender/lilac-blue
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Suggested Use: Rain Garden
Tolerate: Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
Grow in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
Wild petunia is a Missouri native perennial which occurs in dryish soils in open woods, glades, prairies and fields throughout the State except for the far southeastern lowlands. Typically grows to 2' tall. Features tubular, bell-shaped, petunia-like flowers (to 3" long), each with five shallow rounded lobes. May to October bloom period. Lavender to lilac flowers appear singly or in clusters in the upper leaf axils. Oblong to lanceolate, olive green leaves to 4" long. Leaves and stems are hairy.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Borders, rock gardens, native plant gardens, wild gardens or prairies.