Obedient Plant Seeds: Add Vertical Charm to Your Yard

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Grow Obedient Plants for unique, flexible blooms in shades of pink and purple, towering up to 4 feet tall for a standout garden display. Each packet contains at least 25 seeds.


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Obedient Plant Seeds

Obedient Plant Seeds are the start of a garden conversation piece, offering both a peculiar name and stunning floral spikes. Stems are square with flowers growing on all four sides. The leaves of the obedient plant are 4-6″ long and slender (lanceolate) with a serrated saw blade edge. The name “Obedient” refers to the curious nature of the flowers, which can be bent to one side and will temporarily remain in that position. A perennial favorite among gardeners, this plant provides vertical interest with its upright, towering form and striking blooms. Easy to grow, these seeds produce a plant that’s both delightful to look at and remarkably easy to care for. Also known as False Dragonhead, Fall Obedient Plant, or Virginia Lions-Heart.


For optimal growth, Obedient Plant Seeds should be sown indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Surface-sow the seeds as they require light for germination. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Once seedlings emerge and frost danger has passed, transplant them outdoors, spacing them about 18 inches apart to allow for mature growth.

Bloom Time

Flowering in the summer through to early autumn, Obedient Plants become a haven for pollinators when many other blooms are fading, adding life to your garden in the later seasons.

Flower Color

The Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana) showcases tubular flowers that range from soft pinks to vivid purples, providing a pastel palette that complements any garden color scheme.

Mature Height

Reaching a mature height of 2 to 4 feet, Obedient Plants stand tall, with a clumping spread of 18 to 24 inches, perfect for back borders or as a stand-alone specimen.

Light Required

These plants thrive in full sun to partial shade, requiring at least 4 hours of direct sunlight to foster robust growth and profuse blooming.

Hardiness Zone

Obedient Plant Seeds are suitable for USDA Hardiness Zones 3 through 9, demonstrating a wide range of climate adaptability.


Obedient Plant Seeds promise an easy-to-grow perennial with late-summer to fall blooms in pinks and purples, reaching 2 to 4 feet in height and suitable for zones 3-9.  Like other members of the mint family the Obedient plants produces large amounts of nectars and is loved by bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.


Physostegia virginiana




Full Sun


Summer to Fall


Pink, Purple, White










3 to 9


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