Physostegia virginiana 'Pink Manners' - Obedient Plant
DESCRIPTIONPink Manners Obedient Plant
Physostegia virginiana 'Pink Manners'
'Pink Manners' is a well-behaved, clump-forming perennial that reaches 3'. It features soft pink buds opening to lavender-pink blossoms from midsummer to autumn. Hummingbirds and butterflies love its nectar and its strong form and color look great massed in the middle of a garden.
- Deer resistant
- Strong stems never need staking
- Makes a fantastic cut flower
- Tolerates heavy wet soil
- Good nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds
River banks, thickets and prairies from Maine to Montana south to New Mexico.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Some members of the genus Physostegia are commonly called obedient plants because each individual flower will, upon being moved in any one direction, temporarily remain in the new position as if it were hinged.
Easy to grow in full sun or light shade. Plant in well-drained, consistently moist soil. Does not tolerate drought so needs to be watered in dry spells. A light summer mulch helps retain soil moisture and keeps roots cool.