Physostegia virginiana 'Variegata' Obedient Plant



Physostegia virginiana ‘Variegata’, "Obedient Plant" is a clumping perennial featuring showy pink to violet flowers highlighted by thin variegated foliage with light green leaves accented with creamy-white center and light pink edges.

Physostegia ‘Variegata’ grows best in full sun to partial shade with average moisture but is adaptable to clay or alkaline soils and will spread slowly from where it is planted. A deciduous North American native, Physostegia ‘Variegata’ is attractive to butterflies and bees while being resistant to deer. This striking and well-behaved plant grows in a wide range of environments, whether planted in containers or border gardens.


  • Common Names: Obedient Plant
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: moist, well-draining soils
  • Height at Maturity: 20-24
  • Width at Maturity: 24
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late summer

Special Features

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

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.