Ruellia Plants

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  1. Ruellia in several places in my landscaping and yard
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  4. toxic plants
Asked by tucky1 on June 14, 2015
Ruellia in Several Places in My Landscaping and Yard

I planted Ruellia in several places in my landscaping and yard. I have a large patch in my backyard and just a few plants in other areas. I live in Florida and since planting (about 18 months ago), I had beautiful blooming plants. This spring I have no blooms at all. Not in the large patch nor the smaller patches (some have only 2 plants). What happened and how can I fix this? Thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Different cultivators will bloom better then others.
Do you know the variety you have planted and it's characteristics?

Also crowding of the plants can inhibit blooming. If plants are crowded you can thin them out.

Also temperatures, many cultivators love to bloom in the heat of summer.

You may want to try an application of a bloom-boost fertilizer.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/ruellia/growing-ruellia-wild-petunias.htm

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Asked by maryretha on February 17, 2016
Ruellia

My Ruellia looks brown and dead. Should I cut it back and will it recover?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If it was exposed to temperatures down into the 20's, it will die back to the ground.
You can trim away the dead plant material.

Here is a link to help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/ruellia/growing-ruellia-wild-petunias.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on November 7, 2016
Care for Ruellia Plant in Winter

I bought Ruellia plants in South Carolina and planted them in my garden in New Jersey, they are thriving. Now I want to make sure I take care of them for the winter so should I cut them back and cover them or wrap them ….what??? please help don’t want to loose them.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can cut them back and they will grow back.

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Asked by mlsmith703 on October 5, 2017
Toxic Plants

Is the Ruellia plant toxic to Horses and Goats?

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It is absent on many lists that indicate toxic plants for livestock, and isn't a concern. If you still have a concern, then it wouldn't hurt to remove the plant from the area, if at all possible.

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