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False dragonhead

Physostegia spp.

Also known as

Obedience plant

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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False dragonhead Overview

A genus of rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plants in the Lamiaceae (mint or dead-nettle) family originating from North America. They have an erect growth habit with toothed, lanceolate leaves, square stems and spikes of tubular flowers. Commonly known as lionshearts or false dragonheads, in the wild they are found in damp but sunny habitats. The most commonly cultivated species is P. virginiana, the so-called obedient plant because flowers pushed to one side often remain in that position.

Common problems with False dragonhead

How to propagate False dragonhead

Division

By division in spring.

Other uses of False dragonhead

Suitable for coastal conditions.