Porterweed is part of the Stachytarpheta genus. Its scientific name is Stachytarpheta jamaicensis.
Attracts caterpillars (Tropical Buckeye)
Often confused with Stachytarpheta urticifolia
Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Baby blue eyes
. Leaves appear approximately as a Apple green
colour. It is a flower
and is treated mainly as an annual/perennial
, so it can grow either as a single season or multiple season plant. Porterweed is known for its ground covering habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.96 cm
(1.98 feet). This plant tends to be in bloom all year round. If you would like to attract butterflies and bees to your garden, consider growing this plant.
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How to grow Porterweed
Position in a full sun location and remember to water often. Use Zone 9 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.
Growing Porterweed from seed
Companion plants for Porterweed
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Porterweed so consider planting:
Repellent plants for Porterweed
These plants will not grow well with Porterweed so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Porterweed plants:
Light-blue snakeweed, Blue Porterweed, Blue Snakeweed, Jamaica Vervain, Brazilian Tea, Devil's Coachwhip
Porterweed care instructions
How long does Porterweed take to grow?
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