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Stachytarpheta ( Purple ) - Plant

stachytarpheta ( purple ) - plant
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Stachytarpheta cayennensis is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family known as false verbena also .
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Description for Stachytarpheta ( Purple )

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

Common nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
Stachytarpheta ( Purple ),Indian Snakeweed, Blue snakeweed,false verbenapurpleWarm months4 to 8 feetModerately easy

Planting and care

  • Indian Snakeweed is a terrestrial, annual or perennial, erect subshrub, up to 2 m tall.
  • Taproot white or brown. Stem quadrangular, solid, glabrous or hairy. Stipules absent.
  • Leaves simple, not lobed or divided, opposite, stalked, elliptic or ovate, more than 2 cm long/wide, usually airy on both sides, margin coarsely dentate, apex acute or obtuse,
  • SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
    Full Sun Well-drained soilKeep soil moist throughout the growing season26° F.Use any organic fertilizer

    Caring for Stachytarpheta

    • This plant is similar to the Blue Porterweed (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis). Whether the two are same, is not clear.
    • This plant produces deep velvety purple blooms continuously from spring to fall.
    • Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Baby blue eyes. Leaves appear approximately as a Apple green.
    • 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.

    Typical uses of Stachytarpheta

    Special features: This pest-free perennial blooms best during warm months. It is strange how these small blue flowers attract butterflies more than large-blooming, showy neighbors. Blue porter weed gradually reseeds nearby for a fresh batch of new plants.

    Culinary use: leaves

    Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Medicinal use: Introduction. Stachytarpheta jamaicensis (L.) Vahl belongs to the family of Verbenaceae and is commonly known as Gervao, Brazilian tea, verbena cimarrona, rooter comb, or blue porter weed. It is one of the important plants with high medicinal and nutraceutical benefits

    Note: The following information is general guidelines. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines.

    References

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