Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 6 inches – 2 feet
Bloom Color: Violet
Bloom Season: June – August
Suggested Uses: Wild Petunia is a real beauty and an excellent addition to home landscaping. It is low growing and grows well on sandy and gravelly soils. It will also do well on well-drained garden soil and is nice for garden borders and above walls! It grows nicely in our lawn too and is frequently included in our Bees Beelong Lawn Mix. Reseeds readily. Deer resistant.
Native Range: Native to the Lower Midwest, Lower Mississippi River Valley and parts of Appalachia. Presumed to be native to Minnesota but its range within the state is uncertain.
Pollinators: Bees and sometimes hummingbirds.
Flowers: Tubular and petunia-like.
Leaves: Hairy, opposite and small. Generally 1″ x 1-3″ long with a prominent central vein.
Other Names: Fringeleaf Wild Petunia, Hairy Wild Petunia
More information: USDA plant profile