Thursday, August 28, 2008

Physostegia Virginiana, a.k.a. Obedience Plant

It’s called “obedience plant” because the flower stalks will hold their new position when bent. The plant itself can hardly be called obedient. Another common name for this plant is “false dragonhead”.

This is a North American native perennial that was growing in my garden when I got here. I transplanted clumps of it from its original dry and sunny location to one of my new beds, in another dry and sunny location. It now thrives in both spots.

This plant produces copious quantities of seeds in the fall that are easy to collect.

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