Physostegia virginiana


Common Name: obedient plant
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Light (original): sun, part sun
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Sun
Height:2 to 5 feet
Width:3 to 4 feet
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Prairie
Soil Type:moderately dry to wet
Soil Moisture:Mesic, Wet
USDA Zones:3 to 9
Flower Colour:pink or white, snapdraogn-like
Bloom Time:late summer
Comments:Can be invasive. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
Germination:Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Seed will germinate within 4 weeks if sown at 70°F
Picture Copyright: Bill Summers @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln, NE.