Stachytarpheta hyb

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Stachytarpheta hyb

Common Name: Blue with White Eye False Vervain

Family: Verbenaceae

Origin: Hybrid

Type: Tropical Color

Size: 36"h x 36"w

Exposure: Sun


Butterflies: Yes

Hummingbirds: Yes

Container Size: LPB

When I first saw this plant in South Florida in 2021, I didn’t recognize it as a false vervain. Its purple-blue flowers are about twice the size of the other false vervains we grow and there is a pretty distinct white eye. The plant has shorter and more dense flower spikes and a bushier appearance. Other false vervains tend to hold most of their flower spikes up above the foliage. We are currently trying to track down more information on the parentage of this unique hybrid. It may have some genetics of the species, Stachytarpheta cayennensis. In any case, we are excited to offer another butterfly and hummingbird attracting plant with purple-blue flowers.