Friday, August 12, 2005

Obedient Plant - (Physostegia virginiana)

So apparently the tall, spiky plants that Sylvia from down the street gave me back in the Spring are Obedient Plant, a Native wildflower. This is very exciting as I am headed in this direction with my gardening and was going to get this plant anyway!

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Obedient Plant or False Dragonhead (Physostegia virginiana)

Sun: Full Sun
Soil: Sand, Loam, Clay
Moisture: Medium, Moist
Height: 1' - 2' Bloom Time: Aug - Sep
Color: Pink
Hardiness Zone: 4
Plant Spacing: 1' - 2'

A Great Groundcover for Damp Soils

This showy member of the Mint Family positively thrives in damp soils. The bright pink flowers appear in brilliant masses in August and September. Creeps rapidly by rhizomes and keeps most weeds at bay, making it an excellent groundcover. Grows one to two feet tall in any moist soil. Plant with Great Blue Lobelia for a stunning late summer show.