The flowers are attractive to a variety of insects.Parts of the plant contain the iridoid glycoside ipolamiide, which inhibits insect predation on the plant.
This product does not have the flowers at the time of shipping. Afterward, the plant will bloom and it could be of any colored flower. Stachytarpheta is a plant genus in the verbena family.
The flowers are rich in nectar and popular with many butterflies, such as the South Asian crimson rose, Malabar banded swallowtail, and grass yellow and hummingbirds.