Physostegia virginiana /Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead

Physostegia virginiana  / Physostegia virginiana
Spring flowers
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Spring flowers

Flower spikes

Has flowers most of the warm part of the year

Close-upof flowers

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Scientific Name: Physostegia virginiana
Common Name: Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is an old perennial that has been grown for many years in gardens across the land. It produces stalks with pink to lavender tubular flowers that are arranged in columns up square stems. Each flower has a two-lobed lower lip and a spotted, three-lobed upper lip. Plants produce creeping rhizomes that eventually form colonies of plants. This perennial is not that particular about where it will grow. It does well in rather moist, poorly drained soils to dry sandy soils. This is a good choice for the cottage garden.