How often do you get an entertainment package with a nectar source?
My husband has mentioned several times how entertaining the Porter weed is which can be seen through our den windows. We have watched hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees drinking from it.
Now we must say goodbye and hope that it returns from its roots next year. Proper mulch has been applied.
Porterweed comes in several colors and be careful because the names and growth habits will switch according to species or cultivar.
Raincatcher’s has Coral Porterweed, Stachytarpheta mutabilis, in our courtyard garden and Lavender Porterweed Stachytarpheta mutabilis var. violacea in our butterfly garden.
Make a note to look for this favorite nectar source at the Texas Discovery Garden spring plant sale in 2017.
In the meantime, Porterweed, we are going to miss you!
Note: I have seen Porterweed spelled as two words and one word.