15 August 2010


This uncommon plant Columian Petunia (synonym: Ruellia multisetosa) from the Acanthaceae Family was planted by me at the Home Garden in March 10.

Thus far, it has rewarded visitors with abundant flowers. I don't think I have ever seen it without any flowers before.

The trumpet-shaped pinkish flowers are comparatively larger than most other plants from the same family, and the abundant purplish bracts are also relatively attractive on its own.

More information on this rare species can be found in the links below:
  1. http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/garden_catalog/cat.cgi?find=Ruellia&sale=1&forsaleonly=1&namesonly=1
  2. http://www.rareflora.com/suessenguthiamul.htm