Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Stachytarpheta mutabilis, Coral Porterweed

This is a cool, tall, gawkily ugly Caribbean native in my color range. I added this to the Florida garden this past week with tome trepidation. When I get back to the Arboretum, there are two sitting happily in Polyhouse 8! It is a plant that can be a bit agressive but it's also a great butterfly/hummingbird plant. I suspect conditions are harsh enough in our Florida garden that it will either not survive or will be controllable. Hey, I can always kill it!

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