Sturdy spikes of snowy white blooms cover well-behaved, shorter plants that do not set seed or spread. An excellent choice for pollinator gardens. PP 12,637
Physostegia, also known as Obedient Plant, is a genus native to North America that consists of only 3 species. All are excellent in a sunny border or partially shaded garden. In damp soil, where they are at home, plants spread vigorously but are easily curbed.
For more information on growing Physostegia, click on Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
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Full sun or partial shade. Best in average to damp soil. Can be invasive, especially in moist conditions; lift and divide every 2-3 years to keep it in check. (P. virginiana 'Variegata' is less vigorous than other Physostegias and therefore less likely to spread.) If your plants have a tendency to flop, pinch them back by ½ in late spring to keep them compact.