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Obedient Plant

Physostegia virginiana

Obedient Plant, a native wildflower, is easily grown in average to moist well-drained soil in full sun. Obedient Plant forms erect clumps and naturalizes easily in gardens. Stiff, square stems feature dense spikes of pinkish, snapdragon-like flowers which bloom throughout the summer. Blooms from bottom to top on each spike. Leaves are narrow, lance-shaped and sharp-toothed.

Pretty pink flowers bloom throughout summer
Great for sunny rain gardens
Naturalizes well
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12605 4-10in S3-1 RPM $9.95

More About Physostegia virginiana:

Genus members are commonly called obedient plants because each individual flower will, upon being pushed in any one direction, temporarily remain in the new position as if it were hinged. Sometimes also commonly called false dragonhead because the flowers are suggestive of those of dragonhead (Dracocephalum).

Gardening Suggestions for Obedient Plant:

May need staking, especially if grown in soils with high fertility. Prune back in early spring to reduce height and minimize tendency toward floppiness (optional). Spreads and can be invasive in the garden. Divide every 2-3 years to control growth.

Key Characteristics:

Midwest Native
Butterflies
Moist, Well-Drained
Height:
24-48 Inches
Spread:
12-24 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
3-9

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Habit
Perennial
Program
Grow Native!
Attributes
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Border or Bed
Sun-loving
Erosion Control
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage