Hereof, are Mexican petunias edible? You can also propagate this plant via purchased seeds, cuttings, or division. Likewise, what plants are toxic to dogs? 5 Year Member. Answer: Neither Ruellia brittonianna (Mexican petunia) nor any other species of Ruellia appear in any of the following toxic plant databases: Poisonous Plants of … Gardeners have traditionally used Mexican petunia to add height to perennial borders, since it can grow up to three feet tall. Veins are prominent on the underside of the leaf. Because the seeds of the Mexican petunia can germinate for years after the adults are gone, it’s a battle you’ve got to really commit to. Sow R. simplex seeds in early spring, after all danger of frost has passed. These ornamental palms are popular in warmer climates and every part of it is toxic to dogs. Sep 7, 2008 #3 Mexican petunia is an attractive blue- to purple-flowered perennial that is available at some garden centers. As its name implies, Mexican petunia comes from south of the border. 10 Year Member! It might not, however, be winter-hardy in north Georgia. Stems are green or purple and leaves are dark green, oppositely arranged and lance-shaped, roughly 6 to 12 inches long and ½ to ¾ inches wide. Mexican Petunias If anyone knows whether Russian Tortoises or Leopard Tortoises can eat them safely please let me know. Joined Aug 31, 2007 Messages 5,794 Location (City and/or State) USA. Sep 7, 2008 #2 E. egyptiandan New Member. In truth, Mexican petunia removal requires vigilant attention to the garden or lawn where they’re a problem and may become a long-term project. Mexican Petunia. Mexican petunia spreads naturally by both seeds – it can spew the small brown discs as far as ten feet – and rhizomes. Petunias have been used as garnish, but as members of the nightshade family, they are not to be eaten. The tempting beauty of wisteria is alluring but do you know that it is a mildly poisonous plant, mainly for cats and dogs. From Seed. (No, I'm not talking about that tacky tourist park on the NC/SC line where Pedro sells sombreros the size of beach umbrellas.) They grow rapidly and spread easily, even in conditions that would be less than ideal for many plants. #2 Tomato Plant. 12. The accepted botanical name is Ruellia brittoniana, but you'll also see it called R. malacosperma and R. tweediana. Mexican petunia is not a real petunia, but its flower looks like one. The 16 Most Common Poisonous Plants for Dogs #1 Sago Palm. Danny . I can't find it on any toxic plant list. Photo by Gretchen Heber. Mexican-petunia is a perennial in zones 8 to 11 that stands up to 3 feet in height. Thanks! Q: I had Mexican petunia in my flower garden for the first time this year. A: Mexican petunia, Ruellia simplex, should grow perfectly well outdoors in the Atlanta area. 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