Friday, August 21, 2009

Red Porterweed

I've waited all summer for this Red Porterweed to bloom. It was the only red to return. No blues returned at all. All the rooted cuttings I had were blue, no red rooted. Funny, the only porterweeds I was able to grow last year from seed were red. This is the only one to survive the winter.

It started raining and I couldn't wait for the dark swallowtail I saw to return.


  1. I've never heard of Porterweed, but it looks to have been worth the wait. Luv how it's standing there all by itself, making a strong statement that it's now in bloom. Nice.

  2. I've never heard of this either, although I do have something in my yard very similar. I've never noticed a bloom cause I yank them as soon as I notice the spikes popping up. I figured it was invasive weed given how many I have. I'm gonna have to look this one up.


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