Asked by: Cherif Dihlmannhobbies and interests beekeeping
Is Porterweed a perennial?
Last Updated: 18th April, 2020
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Also asked, how do you care for a Porterweed plant?
Blue porterweed plants grow best in full sun to partial shade. When they are first planted, they need moist soil but, once established, they can handle drought quite well. They can tolerate salty conditions too. If you're planting them as groundcover, space the plants out by 2.5 to 3 feet (.
Also Know, is Porterweed invasive? jamaicensis as both have the distinctive purplish-blue flowers. S. cayennensis, however, is a Category II FLEPPC listed invasive species and should not be planted. Blue porterweed is often available at nurseries that specialize in native plants.
Also to know is, do butterflies like Porterweed?
An evergreen perennial that blooms nearly year-round in many places, its blue flowers attract bees and butterflies. A host plant for the tropical buckeye, blue porterweed also attracts large orange sulphurs, clouded skippers, gulf fritillaries, red admirals, and julias.
Is Porterweed edible?
Locally we have two versions, a native which grows low, and a tall cultivated one. The flowers on both are edible, and the odd part is they taste like raw mushrooms. As with many delicate flavors the nose is quite involved and it takes a few moments for the flavor to come through.