Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid' - obedient plant

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantRain GardenPart ShadeBird Friendly
obedient plant
Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'

'Vivid' is a compact selection with strong upright stems that won’t need staking. Flower spikes have a rich pink color and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It also makes a wonderful fresh cut flower. The snapdragon-like flowers bloom for an extended time in summer and early fall. It will tolerate wet soil and may be used in a rain garden.

‘Vivid’ is a compact, upright plant reaching just 1-2’
Pink flowers are held on strong stems that won’t need staking
Long flowering, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Tolerates wet, clay soil and may be used in rain gardens
Deer rent to leave this plant alone

Native Range

Found on river banks, wet thickets and prairies.

Interesting Facts

This plant is called an obedient plant because you can push each individual flower in any direction and it will obey and stay pointed in the new direction.


Prefers average, moist, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates wet soils and some shade.

Mature Size: 1-2ft. Tall x 1-2ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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