|A good cut flower, False Dragonhead blooms in late summer when other flowers do not. The buds on its branched spikes of flowers grow with geometrical precision on three sides of the stalk. The top of the stalk has tightly-closed buds, the lower buds slightly larger and the bottom ones fully open, funnel-shaped flowers. Use in moist borders and around ponds. If you twist the flowers on the stem, they stay in position, hence the second name, Obedience Plant. Thin frequently and prune spent flower stalks to encourage new ones. Sold in containers in the spring.
Shorter than other varieties at 2 feet tall, this has bright rose-pink flowers.
Attributes - Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Pink
Height: 1 ft. to 2 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Wet Soil. Cut Flowers, Long Blooming.