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Container Size: 3.5 inch SQ / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml

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Blue Porterweed, Jamaican Vervain, Stachytarpheta jamaicensis, Blue Snakeweed

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

Deep indigo 1/4" blooms adorn the long spike-like bloom stems from spring to frost above the rich green glossy foliage. Blue Porterweed is an intermediate growing Porterweed and has a fairly dense upright habit. An excellent choice for butterfly gardens or in containers.

Porterweeds are likely the number one favorite nectar plant for butterfly gardeners and surely for the butterflies themselves. I would be surprised to find a plant that produces a more continuous supply of nectar rich flowers from summer to frost, even most Lantana has to catch its breath from time to time during the heat of summer. This is one of the few plants that you will find consistently at nearly every butterfly conservatory. In zone 10 Blue Porterweed is likely to be a reliable perennial if not evergreen. Porterweed is known to reseed particularly in mild winter climates.

Average Mature Size: 2-3'H x 18''W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,11

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Native To / Origin: US-FL, American Tropics

Coral Porterweed
View 1/2" salmon pink blooms adorn the long spike-like bloom stems from spring to frost. The flowers are filled with nectar from before dusk until nearly dark making this a favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds alike! Coral Porterweed is a vigorous grower making it a good choice for the back of the border. Item# 372. Price: US$8.99

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Dwarf Red Porterweed
1/4" soft red blooms adorn the long spike-like bloom stems from spring to frost. Another of the smaller varieties creating a dense bush with loads of nectar rich flowers for the butterflies and hummingbirds. Dwarf Red Porterweed is the smallest and most compact Porterweed that we offer and it lends itself to use near the front of the border, in butterfly and hummingbirds gardens, as well as containers. Item# 407. Price: US$8.99

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Lavender Porterweed
Soft lavender nectar-rich purple blooms are produced continuously from spring to fall on this upright to spreading perennial. Lavender Porterweed is a medium sized species becoming fairly dense as it matures. Porterweeds are excellent nectar producers outperforming nearly all other butterfly plants in the garden. Item# 483. Price: US$8.99

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White Wand Penstemon, Tube Flowered Penstemon, Prairie Penstemon, Beardtongue

Large dense spikes of pure white foxglove-like flowers are born over a long period through spring and often well into summer on this beautiful clump forming native perennial. This wildflower's popularity for bouquets has made it nearly endangered in some areas. Great for butterflies, bees, and birds. Item# 9542.

Price: US$7.99

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Estrella™ Pink Star Trailing Verbena
Estrella™ Pink Star produces rich pink flowers flowers with a white star stamped into each one creating a beautiful effect. The flowers are born in large clusters on this vigorous Verbena that makes a great addition to containers as a spiller and thriller, as amazing hanging baskets, or in mass where they'll quickly create a low groundcover producing masses of nectar rich flowers. The Estrella™ series Verbenas were developed for their great habit and flower power as well as for their large, richly colored flowers. Estrella™ Pink Star Verbena received very high marks in 2012 in The Trial Gardens at UGA. Item# 10271.
Price: US$6.99

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Worley's Butter Cream Winter Cassia, Christmas Senna, Primrose Senna
Few plants can bring color to the fall garden like the Winter Cassia! Clusters of butterfly-like creamy yellow 1" blooms that are edged in white are born in October-November on this large arching tree-like shrub/perennial. A rare creamy-yellow colored selection developed by Patrick Worley. Item# 345. Price: US$9.99

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Ti-Ti, Leatherwood Tree
A native of Louisiana's wet soils, this tardily deciduous shrub produces 6" long drooping clusters of creamy-white flowers from May to June. The flowers are held against glossy dark green willow-like foliage. Glowing red, orange, and yellow fall color.  Item # 677 Price: US$12.99

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White Profusion Butterfly Bush
White, fragrant bloom spikes reaching 16", are held against the green, velvety foliage. Attracts scads of butterflies. Considered by many to be the best white butterfly bush. Item # 735. Price: US$9.99

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Lace-Leaf Vitex, Cut-Leaf Vitex
View Beautifully cut medium green deeply cut lacy foliage that is reminiscent of the delicately cut foliage of some Japanese Maples adorns this vigorous 'Chaste Tree'. 6-8" spikes of lavender-pink flowers that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees are borne in summer. The Lace-Leaf Vitex is considered by many to be the most hardy of the Chaste Trees.  Item# 787. Price: US$9.99

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Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea
View A vigorous and reliable Oakleaf Hydrangea selection with sturdy stems and good sun tolerance. The 10-14" white bloom panicles, with individual blooms as large as a half-dollar, are borne in spring and fade to pink. Item # 1181 Price: US$12.99

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