Obedient Plant (False Dragonhead) (Physostegia virginiana)
This perennial will grow to 24 to 36 inches tall with a spread of 18 inches
Blooms in August thru October with pink, purple or white flowers with narrow green foliage
Grows in any soil in full sun or part shade.
Zones 2 – 8
Use in sunny or shady garden or in a woodland garden. Put in the middle of the bed. Gives good fresh cut flowers.
This plant is valuable for late bloom. It is adaptable to a variety of sites; tends to be invasive. On poor, dry soils it is shorter and on heavy soils it is less invasive.
Choices of Obedient Plant
‘Vivid’ – lavender –pink, 24 in. tall;
‘Bouquet Rose’ – rosy pink, 24 in. tall;
‘Summer Snow’ – white, 36 in. tall;
‘Variegata’ – white-edged leaves, pink flowers, 36 in. tall