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
The common name "obedient plant" refers to the individual flowers that can be moved into new positions.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils