Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

  • Family name: Verbenaceae
  • Host plant for: Tropical Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
  • General description: Erect or sprawling shrub or herbaceous perennial with opposite, wrinkled leaves and small tubular lavender to blue flowers borne on slender spikes. Easy to cultivate. Thrives in full sun and well-drained sites with regular irrigation. Maintenance-free and relatively drought tolerant once established. Flowers attract numerous butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Type: Herbaceous perennial or small sprawling shrub
  • Flower: Small, tubular lavender to blue flowers borne on slender spikes
  • Bloom time: All year
  • Soil type: Moist to dry, well-drained, sandy soils
  • Maximum height: 3 feet
  • Candidate for home gardens: Distinctive, easy to cultivate
  • Availability in nursery: Occasional. Specialty and native plant nurseries
  • Frenquency in the wild: Occasional
  • Habitat: coastal uplands, ruderal
  • County: Brevard, Broward, Collier, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach
Full sunFull Sun
Drought tolerantDrought Tolerant

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