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Obedient Plant Seeds

A taller native with showy blooms--great for the back of the garden. Flowers are "obedient."

Availability: In stock

$2.95
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Details

Also known as false dragonhead. The Obedient Plant won't roll-over or bark on cue, but it will provide absolutely stunning color to your decorative border. So named because as cut flowers you can push the flower in a different direction from the stem and it will stay in that position - convenient for arrangements. It’s pretty pink-purple blooms appear from August to September and will attract butterflies. Propagates by runners so it will naturalize easily and form exquisite drifts.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Physostegia sp.
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 42 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Just Cover; barely cover with soil
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 3a: to -35F, USDA Zone 3b: to -30F, USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F, USDA Zone 10a: to 35F, USDA Zone 10b: to 40F
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Pink, Violet/Lavender, White/Near White
Bloom Time Late Fall/Early Winter, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Fall
Foliage Herbaceous, Smooth-Textured
Other Details Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods By dividing the rootball, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50