Stachytarpheta mutabilis is in the Verbena family, and native to the tropical Americas. 1/2" showy salmon pink blooms adorn the long spike-like bloom stems from spring to frost. The flowers are filled with nectar from before dusk until nearly dark making this a favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds alike!
This is one of the few plants that you will find consistently at nearly every butterfly conservatory. It is a robust, shrubby, herbaceous perennial in zones 8b+ gardens, capable of growing quickly to 6 feet tall and as wide. Annual in cooler climates. Hummingbird magnet.
Other Names: Pink Porterweed, Orange Porterweed, Coral Porterweed, Snakeweed, Velvetberry, Pink Rat Tail