Ruellia brittoniana

Common Name: Purple Garment Bush

Butterflies love this dark purple, soft stemmed shrub with deep green, slender leaves and blooming with bright purple flowers about 9 months of the year. Fast growing in wet or dry soil condidions. Adds dramatic color contrast in the landscape with both foliage & flowers! Very heat tolerant as well, so it is good in the deserts. Needs lots of room, as it and it’s BIG! Regular to Waterwise.



  • Type: Perennial
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height: 3-4 Feet
  • Width: 6-8 Feet
  • Hardy To: 25°F
  • Blooms: Purple, During Warm Months