Obedient Plant

Physostegia virginiana


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Key Features

3 to 4'

Container Size


Bloom Time

June, July, August, September

Bloom Color

Pink, White

Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Average, moist, well-drained

Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Full sun

  • Description

    Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana) is a large 3′ – 4′ native perennial that grows naturally on river banks, in wet thickets, and in prairies. It is adaptable and tolerates both drought and poor drainage, making it an excellent choice for a rain garden. The?1″ tubular white-pink flowers grow on a long, showy, dense raceme. Blooms first appear at the bottom of the raceme and work their way towards the top throughout the season. The individual flowers can be pushed to the side where they will stay in that position, hence name “Obedient Plant.” It blooms from June to September, and is an important late-season nectar source for bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators. Obedient plant is a host to Henry’s Elfin Butterfly (shown above). We recommend dividing this plant yearly to keep it maintained.

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

    Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.

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