groundcover, perennial

Physostegia virginiana | Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead

"Vigorous" is a word often used to describe Obedient Plant. It spreads by rhizomes—underground or soil surface stems—and can be highly invasive. Flowers resemble those of Snapdragon and are excellent for cutting to enjoy indoors. Canopy coverage: 7 square feet.

Water Requirement: moderate, high

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -30F

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 3 feet high

Width: 3 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Flower Color: white, pink, lavender

Flower Season: summer, fall