Vivid Obedient Plant

‘Vivid’ Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana) brings a profusion of lavender-pink blossoms to the mid-summer garden. ‘Vivid’ has red-violet flowers in spikes, reminiscent of snapdragons, that bring vertical elements and soft geometry to your garden and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. One of summer’s most beloved native flowers, Obedient Plant is a sturdy and reliable bloomer through fall.
Zones3 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height12-24" tall
Mature Spread12-18" wide
Bloom TimeLate summer to early fall
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC017446

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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Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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24-30" tall x 12-18" wide. The bright lilac-pink flowers of ‘Vivid’ Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana), each shaped like a snapdragon, open from the bottom of the flower spike to the top along all 4 sides of the stem. After flowering, they leave a round seed capsule behind. At a height of 2-3 feet, ‘Vivid’ fits perfectly with other late season bloomers such as aster, Rudbeckia, Asclepias, and Agastache, where its abundant pink flowers can harmonize with the golds, violets, and oranges of its neighbors. To keep ‘Vivid’ compact, cut it back by half in spring. Divide your plants in spring every year or two to keep clumps happy. Native to much of the US, Physostegia likes average well-drained soil in a sunny spot. Nice cut flowers, the dried seed heads are also interesting additions to a dried flower arrangement. It is called “obedient” plant because the flowers may be turned in any direction where they will stay put - at least temporarily.
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SKUHC017446
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Vivid Obedient Plant
Botanical Name
Physostegia virginiana Vivid
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Bloom Time
Late summer to early fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Clay Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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