Host plant to: Buckeye
Soil: Sandy, well-drained soil
Water: Drought tolerant once established
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Mature size: 8" tall
Propagation: Seed, division
A very low-growing groundcover with soft green leaves and small,
five-lobed flowers of a delicate lavender color dotted with purple. Re-seeds readily
and will spread to cover an area. It's virtually carefree, thriving without
fertilizer and very little water. Does not completely die back in winter, it does
become dormant though, the leaves take on a rusty color and plants become less vigorous.
Closely related to Ruellia (Mexican petunia), also a host plant for the Buckeye.