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Physostegia virginiana

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Beautiful upright spikes of snapdragon-like flowers are borne abundantly atop this robust herbaceous perennial plant in summer. Easy to grow, the obedient plant is best suited for full sun to partial shade in moist to dry soils. Plants perform well in less fertile soils. Lavender to white tubular blooms on square stems are ‘obedient’, when moved, remaining in any new position as if wired in place. Obedient plant spreads both by prolific seeds and rhizomatous growth. Any border or naturalized area will be brightened when obedient plant is planted alongside Solidago spp., Symphyotrichum patens, Ionactis linariifolius, Monarda didyma, Schizachyrium scoparium, and Echinacea purpurea.

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  • Plant Type
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-fall, late-summer
  • Soil PH
  • Flower Color
    lavender, pink 
  • Summer Foliage Color
  • Fall Foliage Color
  • Fruit/Seed Color