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Miss Manners Obedient Plant

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'

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Miss Manners Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners' flowers

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners' flowers

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Miss Manners Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners' in bloom

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  False Dragonhead

Ornamental Features

Miss Manners Obedient Plant has masses of beautiful spikes of white hooded flowers 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

Miss Manners 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 is a relatively low maintenance plant, 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Miss Manners Obedient Plant is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Miss Manners Obedient Plant will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. 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 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features