Ragin’ Cajun® Ruellia

Ruellia elegans Ragin' Cajun™

Vivid red flowers and a low growth habit. A tough little plant that's easy to grow and holds up well through heat and humidity. Use in beds, pots and planters.

Bloom/Feature

Vivid red flowers late spring through summer

Plant Type

AnnualsPerennials

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

USDA Zones

7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Zone Detail

0°F

Key Features

Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Compact Habit, Heat Tolerance, Reblooming

Flowering Season

Spring to Summer

Use

Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting

Exposure

Full Sun

Water

Low

Soil Type

Well-drained garden soil

Fertilizer

Monthly in gardens; bi-monthly in containers

Dimensions

12-14" H x Mounding

Pruning

None needed; shape as desired after fall bloom

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Full Sun
  • dig hole 3X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants
  • fertilize in early spring