Wild Petunia (Ruellia humilis) - Native Butterfly Host and Nectar Plant

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


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Wild Petunia

Ruellia humilis

Plant Type: Perennial groundcover

Zones: 4-9

Height: 12-24 in.

Plant Spacing: 12-18 in.

Light Requirements: Part shade to full sun

Water/Soil Requirements: Grows well in a variety of soil types, prefers well-drained soil

Propagation: By cuttings and seeds

Host Plant: Common Buckeye, Malachite, and White Peacock Butterflies

Plant Wild Petunia in your yard to attract butterflies and enjoy watching the butterfly life cycle!

A few of the butterflies and moths we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm