Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Ruellia elegans 'Ragin' Cajun'
Ragin' Cajun False Petunia
Item #: 8832
Zones: 7b to 10b, at least
Height: 48" tall
Origin: Argentina, Brazil
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Ruellia elegans is an amazing plant with a large native range from Chile to Brazil. While some of the selections in the trade are not winter hardy, we have been thrilled with Ruellia 'Ragin' Cajun'. Our 3-year-old deciduous clumps are now 4' tall x 8' wide...what we call in the South, "big honkers." Ruellia 'Ragin' Cajun' is topped from June through frost with terminal clusters of 5-petaled, bright scarlet-red flowers. For us, this has proven amazingly easy to grow but performs best in rich moist soils. Our plants came from Logee's via Dupont Nursery.
Flower Color: Red
Leaf Color: Green
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Living Wall , Rock Garden Plants
Other: Butterfly Attracting Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Hummingbird Plants , Pollinator Plants , Salt Tolerant Seaside Plants