The flowers are attractive to a variety of insects.Parts of the plant contain the iridoid glycoside ipolamiide, which inhibits insect predation on the plant.
This product does not have the flowers at the time of shipping. Afterward, the plant will bloom and it could be of any colored flower. Stachytarpheta is a plant genus in the verbena family.
The flowers are rich in nectar and popular with many butterflies, such as the South Asian crimson rose, Malabar banded swallowtail, and grass yellow and hummingbirds.
||20 inch (51 cm)
||4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||61 to 91cm
||Spring to autumn
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
Start with pruning shears for smaller growth. Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick. A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
Dig a hole 2 to 3 times as deep as the bulbs are high and set the bulb in the hole pointy side up. Fill the hole with soil and tamp gently.
||Full Sun to Partial Shade
||26 degrees F.
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Stachytarpheta special feature
The leaves are attractive, crinkled and toothed. It is a perennial shrub that becomes woody toward the base of the stem as is grows to about one-year-old. Plants grow about 4 feet tall by 6-feet wide before stems droop and touch the ground.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Stachytarpheta cayennensis is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family known by This plant has some uses in traditional medicine