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    Vivid Obedient Plant

    Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'

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    Vivid Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid') at Hartman Companies

    Vivid Obedient Plant flowers

    Vivid Obedient Plant flowers

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    Plant Height:  18 inches

    Flower Height:  24 inches

    Spacing:  15 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2

    Other Names:  False Dragonhead

    Description:

    A smaller more compact version of obedient plant with very pretty rosy-pink blooms; still a rather vigorous plant like the species, a fine selection where it can be contained

    Ornamental Features

    Vivid Obedient Plant has masses of beautiful spikes of rose hooded flowers with pink overtones rising above the foliage from mid summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Vivid Obedient Plant is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

    This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Spreading

    Vivid Obedient Plant is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

    Planting & Growing

    Vivid Obedient Plant will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
    Applications
    Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features
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