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Phtsostegia virginiana

Obedient plant

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-9
3-4'
2-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Upright
Flower
Perennial

Obedient Plant, Fall Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead, Virginia Lions-heart

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-September
Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Moist, organically rich. Can tolerate poor drainage.
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Moist to mesic Blackland prairies, limestone glades, woodland edges, thickets, swamps, lowlands
Eastern North America to Manitoba, Texas, and North Dakota
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Drought, Poor drainage, Black walnut
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Drought, Poor drainage, Black walnut
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
Rust, aphids, spider mites. Can be considered invasive due to aggressive nature
COMPANION PLANTS
Purple cone flower,Blue star amsonia,Indian grass,Switchgrass,Butterfly weed,Little bluestem
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
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