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Physostegia virginiana ‘Variegata’
Physostegia virginiana ‘Variegata’
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Physostegia virginiana ‘Variegata’

Obedient Plant

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.423.150

A selection of one of our native North American wildflowers. Plants form an upright, bushy clump of light green leaves, splashed with creamy-white. Spikes of soft lavender-pink flowers appear in late summer and fall, and these are excellent for cutting. Unlike some other selections of Obedient Plant, this one is not inclined to spread quickly, but makes a well-behaved clump. Prefers rich, moist soil, and will tolerate wet conditions beside a stream or pond. Easily divided every 3 to 4 years in early spring. Attractive to butterflies.

Further details for
Physostegia virginiana ‘Variegata’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate