Physostegia Miss Manners

Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead
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Glistening white, snapdragon flowers over shorter, deep green glossy foliage. Very tidy and a well behaved non-spreader. 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.

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Patent PP12,637

Plant Type Perennials

Species virginiana

Height Medium 18-24"

Spacing Plant 14" apart

Bloom Time Late Summer to Early Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 4-9

Soil Type Normal, Acidic, Clay

Water Needs High

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Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • 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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.