Obedient Plant, Physostegia Seeds
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Botanical NamePhysostegia virginiana
Additional CharacteristicsAttracts Pollinators, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Extended Blooms
Seeds Per Gram388
Seeds Per Pound176,000
Seeds Per Ounce11,000
Days To Maturity (# Days)365
Learning Download: How to Grow Physostegia
Physostegia, also known as lion’s heart, Obedient Plant or false dragonhead, is a flower that is easy to grow and quick to spread. Physostegia is a beneficial plant because it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, which can be beneficial to the garden.
Before Planting: Start the Physostegia from seed eight weeks before transplanting it into the garden.
Planting: Plant the seeds in the fall, or in the spring after damp stratification for three months at 40 degrees.
Watering: Physostegia is considered to be drought tolerant, but they do best in moist soil.
Fertilizer: Gardeners should not fertilize Physostegia unless it shows signs of nutrient deficiency, such as foliage discoloration or stunted growth.
Days to Maturity: Physostegia’s flowers will bloom from late June through September.
Harvesting: The flowers will bloom from bottom to top and are long-lasting, making them a great bouquet addition.
Tips: Physostegia pairs well with coneflowers, asters and sedum.
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