There are more than 60 species of Porterweed (Stachytarpheta), low-growing annual herbs that attract butterflies.Because of its prominent blue flowers, the Stachytarpheta cayennensis is our favorite variety. The flowers typically wilt after a day. Fertilize twice a year to encourage continual blooming and cut back occasionally to prompt new growth.
Average mature height: 3 to 6 feet
Light: Full to part sun
Soil: Any. Keep moist during droughts.
Plant size. Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 3-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.