Physostegia "Pink Manners"

Physostegia "Pink Manners"


Physostegia “Pink Manners”


Physostegia 'Pink Manners' is less prone to flopping than others of the species. Commonly called obedient plant or false dragonhead, it is a rhizomatous perennial that blooms throughout summer atop square stems rising to 2-4’ tall. Flowers bloom bottom to top on each spike, with each flower being subtended by a small leaf-like bract. Stems are clad with opposite, narrow-lanceolate, sharply-toothed leaves. Species plants are noted for being aggressive spreaders in the landscape by both rhizomes and self-seeding.



Easily grown in average, moist, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun. Stems tend to flop in rich soils, too much shade or hot summer temperatures. Taller plants may need staking. Tolerates wet soils and some part shade.


Type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Lamiaceae

Zone: 3 to 9

Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet

Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet

Bloom Time: June to September

Bloom Description: Pink

Sun: Full sun

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Medium

Flower: Showy, Good Cut

Attracts: Hummingbirds

Tolerate: Deer, Clay Soil

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