Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

Also known as:

  • Blue Porterweed
  • Blue Snakeweed
  • Jamaican Vervain

Plant Type

perennial, herb

Zones

9b-11

Size

H:10"-20"
W:4'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained

Water Needs:

regular

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun

Features

Flower Color:

blue

Foliage Color:

green

Wildlife:

butterflies, hummingbirds

Flower Season:

spring, summer, fall

Foliage Season:

deciduous

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Deep indigo 1/4" blooms adorn the long spike-like bloom stems from spring to frost. Attracts butterflies. One of the denser, daintier varieties.

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Blue Porterweed is a bushy upright perennial in frostfree areas producing small blue flowers from spring to fall on quill like spikes blooms. The flowers are a favorite to butterflies and hummingbirds. The leaves are said to be eaten raw in salads and this plant also has medicinal properties. Native to the tropics, it is hardy in zones 10-11, likes sun to lt shade and grows 5" tall x 4' wide. Grown as a annual in the north

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