Physostegia virginiana Crystal Peak White

Crystal Peak White Obedient Plant

 

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16-18" x 15-16" wide. An award winning variety of our native Obedient Plant, 'Crystal Peak White' blooms in mid-summer with numerous bright white flower spikes that attract lots of pollinators.

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Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Containers
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40"
4050
40 to 50"
Bloom Time Summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLM551

Details

16-18" x 15-16" wide. An improved form of our native Obedient Plant, this summer blooming perennial was bred for its compact habit, long bloom time and self-cleaning flower spikes. It grows in a variety of garden conditions and is an excellent choice for rain gardens and containers. Physostegia virginiana 'Crystal Peak White' won Europe's prestigious Fleuroselect Gold Medal. Cut back to just above ground level in mid-spring. Deadheading during the growing season will extend blooming. Fertilize in fall. Spreading slowly by rhizomes, it can be divided every three to four years.
SKU HBLM551
Common Name Crystal Peak White Obedient Plant
Botanical Name Physostegia virginiana 'Crystal Peak White'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color White
Mature Height 16-18" tall
Mature Spread 12-15" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Physostegia (Obedient Plant) - a genus of North American wildflowers.

Preferred growing conditions
  • Plant in most soil types including clay. Physostegia prefers to be planted in a full to partial sun locations.
  • Mulch with common mulching materials except of moisture climates where plants should remain un-mulched.
  • Obedient plant likes moderately to moist soil conditions so regular irrigation is needed to establish and maintain plants in arid climates. Rainfall is generally sufficient in moister Eastern climates.
  • Deadheading will help to keep the plants blooming longer into the late summer. Clip off primary flower spike to encourage new flower buds to form lower on the flowering stem.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
  • Special comments
  • Divide in mid-spring if plants are spreading too widely and crowding neighboring plants.

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High Country GardensPhysostegia virginiana Crystal Peak White
 
4.2

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  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

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5.0

Sweet and strong!

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from Kanab UT 5000 ft elevation, 15in/yr

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Physostegia virginiana Crystal Peak White:

      I have obedient plant in two spots in my yard. Both are near large rocks. One gets pummeled by the sun, the other gets gentle sunlight.
      We have very alkaline soil. I water sporadically even though we live in a dry, high desert area (15 inches/year).
      And in both places, the obedient plants do very well.
      The only way that I have been able to hurt them is by overwatering at first. I knew that I was overwatering because the lower leaves started to yellow and fall off and the plant got leggy. Woops! Once I stopped that, they recovered.
      Both plantings bloomed their first season.
      Oh and one other note, that should probably be obvious, is that they are not tolerant of foot traffic; one year some folks carelessly trompled all over them wearing heavy boots, and not as many stems bloomed that year.
      By the way, just to help manage expectations, these are not so much a "garden show-stopper." They're more of a sweet, reliable plant that complements other, more showier blooms. They're nice mixed with other plants, to set off the show-offs. :)
      Each plant puts out multiple stems and each stem makes a cluster of adorable flowers.

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      4.0

      These did well in my elevation 9100 feet garden.

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      from San Isabel, Colorado

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Physostegia virginiana Crystal Peak White:

      It is too soon to tell how well they will do after a winter. Deer ate a lot of nearby plants but left these alone so that is a hopeful sign.

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      4.0

      satisfied with purchase

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      from Pollock, SD

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        • Patio

        Comments about High Country Gardens Physostegia virginiana Crystal Peak White:

        this is a wonderfully hardy plant that is good for the middle of a border and is super white.

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        4.0

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Physostegia virginiana Crystal Peak White:

            Did great first year.

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            4.0

            Pretty & Bees Love It

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            from Parker, CO

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Physostegia virginiana Crystal Peak White:

              I bought two of these last year for my new house, and also had a couple in the garden at my old house. They do great, even in my heavy clay soil. They bloom profusely and the bees seem to love them. I've had them in full sun and in part shade. The ones in full sun got a little bigger, but they flourished in both spots.

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • 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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