I have finally figured out how to join my friend, Nick, for his Floral Friday Fotos - by linking on Thursday! Are you confused yet? I am!
This lovely plant has survived in spite of having been moved several times. Ruellia, commonly known as wild petunias, Mexican Bluebells, or Mexican Petunias, are not closely related to petunias of the genus Petunia. The genus was named in honor of Jean Ruelle, herbalist and physician to Francis I of France (from Wikipedia). I believe this particular one is Ruellia angustifolia, but I am not totally certain. We cut it down to the ground at the end of every season, and it springs back every year and provides the bees, butterflies and us with many days of enjoyment!
Linking to Floral Friday Fotos.