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Obedient Plant Seeds

Pink Obedient Plant Seeds, Physostegia virginiana, Obedient Plant
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Physotegia virginiana is a taller native with showy blooms--great for the back of the garden. Flowers are "obedient." Perennial

Zones 3 - 8
Ideal Regions
Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-48 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
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Plant Information

"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.
Common Name Obedient Plant
Botanical Name Physostegia virginiana
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 36-48 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 176000
Seeds Per Packet 100
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Native To North America
Native To Most of the United States and Canada east of the Rocky Mountains
Ideal 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.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes


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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 American Meadows 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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    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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