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Vivid Obedient Plant

Physostegia virginiana Vivid
SKU: HC017446
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
‘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.
key features
Botanical Name
Physostegia virginiana Vivid
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Bloom Time
Late summer to early fall


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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