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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This tall Virginia native has spires of bright pink flowers and can be seen growing along waterways and woodland trails. It makes an excellent addition the back of the border, but be prepared for some spreading. It does not earn its name by staying in one place, but due to the ability to manipulate the flowers in different directions.

    Latin Name

    Physostegia virginiana


    Family

    Lamiaceae


    Also Known As

    False Dragonhead


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    July - September


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 4'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize
  • Rain Garden

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Clay Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Hummingbirds

    Colors


    Native Range

    North America


    History

    The famous plantsman John Bartram sold obedient plant in his catalog by 1770.


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