Physostegia virginiana Miss Manners
Miss Manners Obedient Plant
Details24-30" tall x 18" wide (cutting propagated). A note worthy new perennial, 'Miss Manners' is respectful of space in the small garden because of its compact, non-suckering habit. Normally Physostigia is known as a vigorous non-stop spreader, but 'Miss Manners' is a delight in the garden with its summer-long display of pure white tubular flowers and clean, deep green narrow foliage.
|Common Name||Miss Manners Obedient Plant|
|Botanical Name||Physostegia virginiana Miss Manners|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||24-30" tall|
|Mature Spread||18" wide|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Advantages||Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Plants for Small Spaces|
|Ideal Region||Southeast, Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
- 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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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.
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