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Obedient Plant - Physostegia virginiana.
A member of the mint family, the obedient plant is a perennial beauty that spreads quickly. Its name comes from the fact that the individual flowers can be bent in any direction and will remain in that position for a while. Sometimes called false dragonhead, an obedient plant has pastel flowers in shades of white, pink, or lavender. These tubular flowers grow in four vertical rows and late summer, begin blooming from the bottom of the stalk first. They will continue to flourish well into the fall. This hardy perennial grows in Zones 3-10 and reaches heights of 24-48 inches or more. It thrives in full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Obedient plant is drought-tolerant and efficiently established. It is partial to moist, slightly acidic soil, but an obedient plant will also grow in average to poor soil. Propagation can be done through dividing clumps, rooting cuttings, or from seed. It is a deer-resistant plant that adds beauty and color to the summer garden. Its nectar attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
Obedient Plant spreads quickly but is easy to keep in check by pulling plants out of the ground.
Obedient plants get their name because they are easy to grow, and the stems stay in place when bent. They are a part of the mint family and are frequently produced across North America. The plants are tall and have beautiful bright purple flowers that appear almost spike-like in your garden. They are often included in landscape designs because they flourish during the late summer and early fall.
Obedient Plant thrive in any soil and growing conditions. Obedient flowers are a drought-resistant plant, and can successfully be planted both in full sunshine or shade.
Gardeners enjoy this plant because they grow healthy and robust with little attention or special care. The Obedient Plant is easily grown in most soils. This plant can be found from Canada to Southern US. It is located in a variety of habitats. Flowers bloom at the top of each spike and are separated by small leaves.