physostegia virginiana (obedient plant) native*

Size: 1 litre
  • upright, clumping habit
  • dense spikes of pink to pale lilac, occasionally white, snapdragon-like flowers
  • each flower is surrounded by a small, leaf-like bract
  • narrow, lance-shaped, serrated, green leaves
  • fast-growing and spreads to cover a large area
  • bloom time: midsummer to early fall
  • the common name "obedient plant" refers to the individual flowers that can be moved into new positions
  • zone 3
  • height 100-125cm 
  • spread 60-80cm
  • colour pink
  • naturally found near river banks, swamps or in wet, low sites
  • grows best in an average to moist, or wet soil, in full sun to partial shade
  • prune in late spring to establish a compact, bushy habit and to prevent the plant from flopping over
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • fast growing
  • deer resistant
  • native to ontario
  • bog or water garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)