Physostegia virginiana
(obedient plant)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Stefan Bloodworth, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional Species:

‘Miss Manners’ has a clumping habit and pure white flowers; ‘Vivid’ has rosy-pink flowers and a compact form

Height: 24 – 36 inches


Spread:  36 inches


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
can be an aggressive spreader and tends to flop, especially in high fertility soils; can be cut back for denser habit


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

upright habit, spreads

Foliage

sharp-toothed narrow leaves

Flowers

pinkish tubular flowers; July-September

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