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rosebay rhododendron; great laurel; white swamp azalea
purple flowering raspberry
Catalog as of January 02, 2016
(Acanthaceae - acanthus family)
About 250 species of perennial herbs, mostly of tropical regions. A few species occur in temperate North America. Cultivated as ornamentals, especially for their flowers.
peren • ht 1-2' • zones 4-9
native, dry - moist, part shade - sun
Wild petunia is not closely related to the common petunia, but both the foliage and flowers are similar. Bears showy lavender flowers over a long period in summer. Easily grown, it has impressed us with its adaptability, ruggedness, and beauty. This is a fine native wildflower which deserves to be better known.
cat # 6J3L