Obedient Plant (Physostegia angustifolia)
Obedient Plant (Physostegia angustifolia)

Obedient Plant (Physostegia angustifolia)

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This tall, narrow, attractive species deserves more use in beds. Does not spread like Physostegia virginiana.
Item #: PHANGs
Binomial Physostegia angustifolia

Also known as false dragonhead, Obedient Plant is an interesting, showy plant for the rain garden. The common name refers to the individual flowers; when you lightly push one to face a different direction, it will remain pointed in that postition.

Obedient plant can reach five feet tall and will thrive in average to moist soil with other tall plants. Its showy white or light pink flowers will attract hummingbirds and bees.

Uses: rain gardens, hummingbirds, cut flowers, bees, deer tolerant
Bloom time: July - September

Height: 3 to 5 feet
Space: 14 to 18 inches

Sun: Full sun to light shade (too much shade may cause the plant to bend over)
Moisture: Average to moist

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