In Our Urban Garden: Ruellia Simplex

Also known as Mexican Petunia

This is a easy choice for gardeners in the city as its a herbaceous perennial with a high tolerance to tropical weather conditions: heat, rain and humidity. It’s considered an invasive species in some countries where it takes over large areas quickly yet its low maintenance is ideal for the minute green areas in the midst of the concrete coated Panama City.

I have mine in my container garden and it’s amazing to see the humming birds which are attracted to its beauty and nectar.




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