Physostegia virginiana (Obedient plant)

Physostegia virginiana (Obedient plant) is a very vigorous spreader with pretty pink flowers on tall spires in late summer.

Physostegia virginiana (Obedient plant) is not obedient at all! The “obedient” bit refers to the ability of flowers to be bent and remain where put, unfortunately the same is not true of the whole plant. A very vigorous spreader only suitable if you have a large area available. Pretty pink flowers are presented on tall spires in late summer. “Rosea” is a strong pink. It’s not a true marginal plant but will grow in very wet conditions provided that the leaves aren’t submerged. It does flower very late when almost everything else has finished, so there’s a positive note to end on.

Plant max height CM Planting depth cm Flowering from month Flowering to month Availability from month Availability to month
50 0-5 8 10 3 11


From April to August, single bare root plants will not be available mail order. Multiples of x 10 bare root plants and various larger potted options may be available all year subject to seasonality.


1 x bare root, 3 x bare root, 10 x bare root, 1 x P9 pot, 3 x P9 pot, 1 x 1 litre pot, 3 x 1 litre pot, 1 x 2 litre pot, 1 x 3 litre pot, 1 x 3.5 litre pot


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