Scientific Name: Physostegia virginiana Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Common Name:obedient plant, false dragonhead Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:LamiaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Flowering cut plant Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: North America Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Spatulate, Double serrate
Flowers: Spike, White, Pink, Purple, Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist
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Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Perennial border, Summer interest
Key ID Features:Stems square in c.s.; leaves narrow-lanceolate, sharply-toothed, up to 12 cm long; flowers snapdragon-like (tubular, two-lipped), pink to pale lilac in upright terminal spikes up to 40 cm long from July until late fall.