Obedient Plant

Physostegia virginiana

Physostégie de Virginie

Commonly known as Obedient Plant because you can bend the individual flowers in any direction. The pale pink blooms are tubular in shape and flower up the stem. This variety is native to Ontario. Attracts Butterflies and is deer resistant. Flowers can be used for cut flowers. Prefers moist to boggy soils.

Obedient plant combines well with the blue flowers of the late summer garden, like Caryopteris, Russian sage, and Catmint. The spiky flowers are also a nice contract with asters, sedum, and coneflowers. Because of its obedient habit, it’s a fun plant for children’s gardens. Flowers of the obedient plant make long-lasting cut flowers.


In nature Fields and meadows, borders.


Caring for Obedient Plant

Obedient Plant will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

It is happiest in Not particular about soil but preforms better in more acidic soils

In terms of water, Obedient Plant needs Prefers moist to wet soils