Obedient Plant, Physostegia Seeds


Obedient Plant, Physostegia Seeds


The Obedient Plant Physostegia is a sun-loving flowering plant that produces pink flowers that blooms late summer and into fall! This variety spreads very fast with a large underground root system.
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Botanical Name

Physostegia virginiana

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Seeds Per Gram



100 seeds

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Growing Instructions

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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