Physostegia virginiana Vivid

Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 2' (Plant 14" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Acidic
Flower / Accent: Pink / Lavender
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Spikes of lavender pink flowers of Physostegia provide nice contrast in the perennial border. A strong grower that knows how to flower! Why is this called Obedient Plant? When flower spikes are in full bloom, you can push the snapdragon-like flowers to hold any position you fancy to give them - very helpful when in an arrangement. Flowers are in vertical rows up the spikes and open sequentially from bottom to top. Attractive green seed capsules follow the flowers and can be hung to dry to enhance dried floral arrangements.

Features to Note:

  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Web Exclusive
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

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.

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $8.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: PHVI