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Mexican Petunia (?)   

Blooms purple the morning after rain or sprinklers running, all around the corner of the solarium. Blooms drop after a day.

Plant stands 1-3ft tall. Single stem with opposite leaves, flowers from cluster of new leaves at top of stalk. Usually only one 5-petaled flower per plant at a time. It can handle a light frost but dies back to the ground in a hard freeze. It’s trying very hard to spread; new stalks are popping up around the stepping stones.

My best guess is some sort of wild petunia – Ruellia brittoniana?

This planting is in the Backyard garden.

Already in my garden (I didn't plant it)

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Plant Mexican petunia Ruellia brittoniana 31

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