A tough, shrubby little perennial of dry uplands, Pursh's Wild Petunia puts out immensely showy pink trumpet-shaped flowers intermittently from May-September. Equipped with tough, slightly fuzzy leaves and a tendency to form low-growing clumps (although more upright than some species of Wild Petunia), this plant is ideal as a groundcover for garden edges and wild planting alike. Prefers slightly alkaline soil, and tolerant of rocky soil types and drought. Flowers attract both butterflies and hummingbirds!
1-2 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 7a-8b
Native Range: MD down the coast to GA, including the non-coastal states of TN and WV. Also present in LA. Rare in LA, NC, VA, WV, considered of special concern in TN, and endangered in MD
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