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Mayan™ Pink Mexican Petunia

Ruellia 'R10-105-Q54'

Ruellia ‘Mayan Pink’ typical appearance in Oct. 2016; here on 60% of ET0. Photo: SK Reid.
Ruellia ‘Mayan Pink’ typical appearance in Oct. 2016; here on 60% of ET0. Photo: SK Reid.

Summary

Ruellia Mayan Pink is part of the Mayan™ series of Mexican petunia, Ruellia simplex, bred at at the University of Florida at Gainesville with the goal of producing sterile cultivars that would not pose a threat of invasiveness by seed dispersal, and would be smaller overall than the species. Ruellia Mayan Pink averaged good to very good foliage with excellent disease resistance and pest tolerance. This cultivar is winter deciduous and pushed up new growth in March. It was modestly vigorous, putting on most of its growth late in the season. It was a very disappointing bloomer that never really put on a flower show. Flowering was very low from May through October, although quite a few flower buds were visible when the plant was removed, so it may have been a later fall bloomer. For this reason, overall appearance was acceptable, but not great, with no differences between treatments (Table 13). Growth was not significantly different between treatments. This was by far the smallest of the three cultivars evaluated, Mayan Pink, Purple, and White, and formed a very compact clump of deep green foliage, rather than spreading by underground structures.

Basic Info

Submitted by: University of Florida
Trial Exposure: Sun
Year evaluated: 2016
Height & Width
(after 2 years):
16.4" x 18.5" - UC Davis
Reported Height & Width
(at maturity):
36-48" x 24-36"
WUCOLS plant type: P
Water Needs & WUCOLS Region:
Low - Region 2 
Mean Overall 
Appearance rating:
(1-5 Scale, 5 is highest)
3.4 - UC Davis 
Flowering Months
May-October - UC Davis

Growth and Quality Data

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Ruellia ‘Mayan Pink’ on 40% ET0 in May 2016, barely making a show. Photo: SK Reid.
Ruellia ‘Mayan Pink’ on 40% ET0 in May 2016, barely making a show. Photo: SK Reid.