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Stachytarpheta urticifolia/Porter Weed

Stachytarpheta urticifolia / Stachytarpheta urticifolia
Plants grow up to four feet in height, but usually are in the three foot range
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Plants grow up to four feet in height, but usually are in the three foot range

Flowers may blue to coral, depending of the selection

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Scientific Name: Stachytarpheta urticifolia
Common Name: Porter Weed
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This selection has a lavender blue flowers in the warm months. It is a wonderful plant for attracting butterflies and has flowers for a long period of time. It reseeds itself readily and can become invasive as it has in Florida.