Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

 Physostegia virginiana - Obedient Plant 

Obedient Plant -  Ohio Native Plant
Obedient Plant- Physostegia virginiana
Photo - © Roger Dahlin
Cultivation Information
Flower Color - Pink
Blooms -
August - September
- 2-5 feet
Sun - Full sun/ part shade
Hardy Zone -  3 -9
Soil - moist
pH - 5.0 - 6.5
Family - Lamiaceae, Mint Family

Cultivation -Grow in open areas as it, spreads rapidly,
plant 1 foot apart
Obedient Plant seeds
Preparing Seeds For Stratification
Propagation Notes - Stratifying Seeds 2013

January 4, 2013
- Seeds placed in Cold Moist Storage  

Fall 2012 - Seeds Collected at Nodding Onion Gardens

Supplies Needed For Seed Stratification -

1. Zip lock plastic bag

2. Few table spoons of Vermiculite

3. Dampened vermiculite - not soggy

4. Store in refrigerator for 60 days

Obedient plant seeds
Seeds Ready For Cold Moist Storage
Seed Provenance - Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN - Nodding Onion Gardens - 2010 - Nodding Onion Gardens 2011 to present
Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range
Visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website to view the natural range of Obedient Plant.
Obedient Plant in wildflower garden
Obedient Plant - Physostegia virginiana
Photo - © Roger Dahlin
Wildlife Significance
Pollinated - By Bumblebees

Nectar Source - hummingbirds, butterflies and Long-tongued bees

This was a late summer/early fall hummingbird favorite
, even with numerous Cardinal Flowers still blooming.

Deer - This plant is not a favorite of deer

Visit the Illinois Wildflower site for more details on this plant
Obedient Plant
Obedient Plant
Photo - © Roger Dahlin