Stachytarpheta ( Pink ) - Plant
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Stachytarpheta||Pink||Spring to autumn||61-91 cm||easy to grow|
Planting and care
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||well-drained soil||Medium||25 C - 30 C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- 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.
Special features: 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.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: Stachytarpheta cayennensis is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family. This plant has some uses in traditional medicine.