Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners' Obedient Plant



Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners' produces spires of pure white flowers over deep green foliage in middle to late summer. The 1" tubular blooms are arranged in racemes having four rows of florets along each stem. 'Miss Manners' has an excellent branching habit and is a nice repeat bloomer. Plants spread via underground rhizomes, but much less aggressively than the straight species, hence the name.

Also known as Obedient Plant, Physostegia virginiana is a perennial that is native to most of the eastern two thirds of North America, where it is usually found in moist sites including prairies, woodland edges, meadows, thickets and seeps.

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners' prefers full sun to light shade and moist to wet acidic soil. It can tolerate clay soil. Avoid too much shade or overly rich soil. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.


  • Common Names: Obedient Plant
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist to wet. Tolerates clay
  • Height at Maturity: 30
  • Width at Maturity: 30
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: July-September

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Clay Soil. Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Native to North America.

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