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Ruellia simplex 'White Katie'

Family Name: Acanthaceae
Synonyms: Ruellia simplex 'Katie Dwarf White'
Common Name: Dwarf White Ruellia, Dwarf White Mexican Petunia, White Katie Ruellia
Full Sun Semi Shade Lots of Water Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Aquatic Creeper Herbaceous Plant


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Aquatic & Hydrophyte (Waterside / Marginal), Herbaceous Plant, Creeper

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Waterlogged Soils (Drains Site)
Landscape Uses Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade, Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water, Lots of Water


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White

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Master ID 1108
Species ID 2401
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Species record last updated on: 31 December 2022.