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Physostegia virginiana

Obedience plant

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.5m to 1.3m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Physostegia virginiana (Obedience plant). This species will produce blooms from summer to autumn with pink, purple or white snapdragon-like flowers on tall spikes. They will spread easily in fertile soil but may become invasive.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Other common names

False dragonhead

Origin

N. America

Interest and use

Border, wildflower/meadow, cutting bed

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are easily grown in any moist humus-rich, well-drained soil in shade or partial-shade. They will tolerate only light frosts, They are poisonous and allergenic.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or cuttings and by simple division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs may cause damage.

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