Physostegia virginiana Pink Manners

Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead

$12.95 ea. (3+ discount) $12.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2019

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Plant Code: PHMA

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Native to the United States, this taller perennial sport of P. Miss Manners with pastel lavender-pink tubular flowers is similarly well-behaved with a non-spreading, clumping habit. Desirable to beneficial pollinators and lovely in cut flower arrangements. Very hardy worth a try in zone 3.

Why is this called Obedient Plant? When Physostegia flower spikes are in full bloom, you can push the flowers to hold any position you fancy to give them very helpful when in an arrangement.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 3'
Spacing: Plant 20" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Clay
Flower: Pink
Accent: Lavender
Patent: PP23,482
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Physostegia General Information

Physostegia are long blooming and easy to grow. Many spikes of flowers in mid summer. Each spike holds its many flower buds in rows which open sequentially from bottom to top. Will take any space you give it, making a glorious show en masse. Best selection for the coldest areas (zones 3 & 4), not for the Gulf states.

Physostegia Plant Care

Prefers average, moist soil, and will even thrive in swampy areas with poor drainage. Can be divided every other year in spring. To prevent flopping, pinch back plant by 1/2 in spring. Deadhead to prolong blooms to a lateral bud or leaf. Old foliage can be cut back after frost or in spring.