100 Seeds Blue Porterweed Snake Weed for Planting Cay Duoi Chuot Bastard Vervain Brazilian Tea Jamaica Vervain Light-Blue Snakeweed Worryvine Stachytarpheta JamaicensisRegular price $12.99 Save $-12.99
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- Hardy to zone 9-11, colder zones it should be used as an annual or as a fast growing, large container plant which may be moved into warmer winter quarters
- These do drop a lot of seeds, so some thinning of 'volunteers" each year will be necessary, but the butterflies will love you for your effort! These can grow in full sun to part or bright shade and are fairly drought tolerant once established.
- Blue Porterweed actually has flowers that are a violet-purple and, although small, they attract all sizes and types of butterflies to their sweet nectar. This is a must have in your butterfly garden!
- These bloom continuously throughout the summer until hit by a frost.
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis is a species of plant in the family Verbenaceae, native throughout the Caribbean. It has many common names including blue porterweed, blue snake weed, bastard vervain, Brazilian tea, Jamaica vervain,and light-blue snakeweed. It is unclear whether S. indica is a separate species.It is usually found along country roadsides and it grows also well as a ruderal plant on disturbed terrain. It is an invasive species in some places This plant can be also found on St. Croix, where it is locally known as "worryvine".