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Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana) - Wildflowers

Directory of Wildflowers

Obedient Plant
Physostegia virginiana

Flowers of Obedient Plant
Flowers of Obedient Plant

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 4 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 9 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet
 
Bloom Color
Lavender
White
 
Bloom Season
June - September
 

Features

Tubular lavender flowers in an upright spike; a white flowered variety exists.

Culture

Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained to wet soils.

Notes

Found in moist prairies and wet woods. This plant can spread aggressively to form colonies. Flowers can be pushed to the right or left and they will stay in place, leading o the name obedient plant.