Physostegia virginiana

Obedient Plant

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  • Pink to purple flowers on 3-4 foot spikes
  • Blooms June-September
  • Moist open areas, stream banks, shorelines
  • Spreads rapidly by underground stems

Height: 36-48 in
Spread: 24-36 in

Zone: 3-9
Color: Pinkish purple

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Pollinators


  • Naturalizing
  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Tolerates Clay Soil
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Native
  • RainGarden
  • Border or Bed

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Spreads quickly by rhizomes
  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Keep Well Watered
  • Moist, Well Drained

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