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Physostegia virginiana 'Variegata'

Also called False Dragonhead


Physostegia virginiana 'Variegata' - Variegated Obedient Plant - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

More About Physostegia virginiana 'Variegata'

  • Upright, clumping habit
  • Dense spikes of soft pink, tubular, snapdragon-like flowers
  • Narrow, lance-shaped, serrated leaves
  • Variegated, green leaves have white margins
  • Not as aggressive as the native species
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to early fall

Interesting Notes:

The common name "obedient plant" refers to the individual flowers that can be moved into new positions. 

Zone:

4

Height:

55-65 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Variegated Obedient Plant Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to moist, or wet soil, in full sun to partial shade. It is important to remove any reverted, green foliage early, as this can quickly contaminate the variegation of the plant. Prune in late spring to establish a compact, bushy habit and to prevent the plant from flopping over.


Physostegia virginiana 'Variegata' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Variegated
White
Green

 Suitable Substitutions for Physostegia virginiana 'Variegata'