Physostegia virginiana 'Pink Manners' Obedient Plant



Physostegia virginiana 'Pink Manners' is a clumping, upright plant with deep green glossy foliage. It is topped with spires of light rose-pink blooms on four-sided stems. Physostegia 'Pink Manners' has much shorter rhizomes and is much slower spreading than the species. It has excellent branching and good repeat bloom if deadheaded.

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 'Pink 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: 3-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist to wet soil
  • Height at Maturity: 18-30
  • Width at Maturity: 30
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to early fall
  • Patent #: 23482

Special Features

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

Care and Growing Tips

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