Light Purple flowers mexican petunia Mexican Petunia Plant Mexican Petunia Plant
Light Purple flowers mexican petunia Mexican Petunia Plant Mexican Petunia Plant

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Mexican Petunia Plant

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Mexican Petunia is a tropical plant known for its showy violet-blue flowers and long dark-green foliage. This easy to grow plant loves wet environments and partial shade throughout the day. Native to South America, this fast-growing plant looks great in mass planting or landscape edging.

Growzone: 8-11

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10 Inch Pot $26.95
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Mexican Petunia is a herbaceous perennial known for its vibrant violet-blue blooms and dark-green slender foliage. Native to Mexico and western South America, this tropical plant has a shade-loving nature and is fairly heat tolerant. This multi-stemmed plant is drought tolerant but grows best in wet conditions.

Also known as Britton’s Wild and Mexican Bluebell, nature lovers will be happy to know that butterflies are attracted to its sweet purple flowers. When planted in the sun, Mexican Petunia’s hue becomes more vibrant and can grow up to 12 to 36 inches in height. Plant this tropical plant in mass or use it as a landscape edging to add a pop of color.

  • Pest-free
  • Easy to care
  • Fast-growing
  • Prefers marshy-soil

Growing Zone: 8-11
Mature Height: 12 to 36 Inches
Mature Width: 24 to 36 Inches
Classification: Herbaceous perennial
Sunlight: Sun to partial-shade
Habit: Compact
Flower Color: Violet-blue
Foliage: Dark-green and slender
Soil Condition: Moist, well-drained soil
Water Requirements: Likes to stay slightly moist
Uses: Mass planting and landscape edging
This Plants Growzone: 8-11 Mexican Petunia Plant Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Mexican Petunia Plant

Before you buy a Mexican Petunia plant, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How do I water Mexican Petunia?

How do I water Mexican Petunia?

We recommend watering Mexican Petunia immediately after repotting or planting it. As mentioned, this is a tropical plant so it’s important to keep the soil consistently moist. Although Mexican Petunia is drought tolerant, young plants need regular watering. During the winter month, be sure to water only when necessary. A good indicator is when the soil is visibly dry.

What type of sunlight is best for Mexican Petunia?

What type of sunlight is best for Mexican Petunia?

We recommend planting your Mexican Petunia in the sun to partial-shade. Avoid planting this plant in full-sun which can be too harsh and ruin the blooms. This plant has a shade-loving nature, but exposure to sun throughout the day will enhance its vivid purple hue.

How do I plant Mexican Bluebell?

How do I plant Mexican Bluebell?

Mexican Petunias grow in a variety of soil, but thrives best when planted in well-drained, fertile soil. This fast-growing plant spreads rapidly when planted in marshy-soil or next to a body of water.

How do I fertilize Mexican Petunia?

How do I fertilize Mexican Petunia?

We recommend fertilizing your plant in the springtime for the best results. A 10-10-10 mixed fertilizer will work just fine, although Mexican Petunia doesn’t need fertilizer for continued growth.


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