I am often asked for a plant that is low maintenance, is drought tolerant, and flowers. The native blue Porterweed is one of my favorites and not just because we share a name. This plant has a sprawling nature and whimsical flower spikes that suggest a cottage garden feel.
The blue Porterweed prefers full sun and does not require much water once it is established. The small delicate flowers are a nectar source for many pollinators, butterflies, and hummingbirds. If the plant gets too large or full of woody stems, cut it back hard in the spring and the blue Porterweed will grow back with fresh new leaves.