Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant)
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Physostegia virginiana

Obedient Plant

Compact spikes of rosy-purple or white tubular flowers on square stems. Blooms from the bottom up. Adaptable to most soil types. Plants tend to flop unless staked or supported by neighbors; spreads assertively. Called Obedient Plant because flowers can be rotated around the stem and remain in their new position. Wonderful seed heads.

Height: 3-4 ft
Width: 24-36 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: July,August,September
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
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Characteristics & Attributes for Physostegia virginiana

Attributes

Rain Garden Sun

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Plant Habit

Upright

Light Conditions

Sun

Native Plant Community

Mesic Prairie
Wet Prairie

Bloom Time

July
August
September

Flower Color

Pink

Flower Hue

Medium

Flower Type

Spike

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Medium

Prune Time

Jan/Feb/March

Flower Form

Single

Growth Rate

Fast