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Obedient Plant Seeds

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Physotegia virginiana is a taller native with showy blooms--great for the back of the garden. Flowers are "obedient." Perennial

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Common Name Obedient Plant
Botanical Name Physostegia virginiana
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Estimated Mature Height 36-48 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 176,000
Seeds Per Packet 200
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Native To North America
Native To North America
Native N/A
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Is It Storable? Yes- You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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"Obedient" comes from the fact that if you turn one of these tubular little blooms this way or that, it simply stays put, obediently. Kids love this wildflower, but gardeners do to, since it makes a great screen or large bush wherever you need it, especially in moist spots. Tolerates shade well, too.


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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Neat plant!


from Harrodsburg, KY

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  • Grows in partial shade
  • Kids will love it
  • Late bloomer
  • Maintenance free
  • Reseeds readily


  • Reseeds abundently

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    Comments about Obedient Plant Seeds:

    I bought this plant from a garden center, but I wish I had known that I could get seed from American Meadows or I would have gone that route. Each tiny flower is attached to a stem which sits in a "cup" on the main stem. So you can turn the flower and it stays where you put it, hence the "obedient" part. It blooms in late summer and the delicate pink color is a nice change from the oranges, yellows and reds that you usually see with late summer bloomers. This is a novel plant, not a showstopper, but deserves a place in the garden and is fun to play with.

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