Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'

Obedient Plant

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This plant is commonly called obedient plant or false dragonhead. The dragon's head shaped-flowers can be pushed in different directions and will stay there for many hours. This particular plant is called 'Miss Manners' because it forms a clump and doesn't take over other plants or garden beds. This plant is a herbaceous perennial as it grows completely new stems every summer.

'Miss Manners' is derived from a north-eastern American native plant that is found across of wide variety of habitats. It is extremely adaptable regarding soil type, moisture, and sunlight and grows to about 30 inches high and 30 inches wide. It is well suited to rain gardens as well as other informal gardens, perennial gardens and borders.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
3 - 9