Physostegia virginiana Miss Manners

Miss Manners Obedient Plant

'Miss Manners' blooms in mid-summer with spikes of pure white tubular flowers. Unlike other members of this plant family, she doesn't spread by ending out underground roots. Hence the plant's good manners.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Plants For Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height24-30" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
SizeNo
SKU77627

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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24-30" 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.
More Information
SKU77627
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
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Plants For Small Spaces
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Southeast
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To 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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