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Obedient plant Rosea in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Physostegia virginiana 'Rosea'

 

Obedient plant 'Rosea'

'Rosea' forms abundant upright spikes with rose coloured , snapdragon - like flowers above dense clumps of deep green, lance shaped foliage. The plants can become invasive so best to divide them every other year.

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plant Features
  • Obedient plant Rosea likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Obedient plant Rosea likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Obedient plant Rosea is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Obedient plant Rosea likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Obedient plant 'Rosea'

Latin name

Physostegia virginiana 'Rosea'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Obedient plant Rosea likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Obedient plant Rosea is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Obedient plant Rosea likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Obedient plant Rosea likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Obedient plant Rosea is 0.60meters x 0.90meters 0.60 M 0.90 M

Physostegia virginiana 'Rosea'

'Rosea' forms abundant upright spikes with rose coloured , snapdragon - like flowers above dense clumps of deep green, lance shaped foliage. The plants can become invasive so best to divide them every other year.


Planting Season 1

From Early Winter TO Mid Winter

Plant in full sun or partial shade in early to mid-winter in a moist but well drained soil.

 

Planting Season 2

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

Plant in full sun or partial shade in late spring, in a moist but well drained soil.

 

Propagation by Seed

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Fill a seed tray with seed compost, water and allow to drain. Sprinkle seeds over the surface allowing roughly 25mm space between seeds and cover with a thin layer of compost. Put tray in a clear polythene bag and place on a windowsill. When seedlings show remove plastic bag. When the second pair of leaves appear on the seedlings thin out to 50 mm spacing by removing the weakest looking plants. After 2 or 3 weeks and when danger of frost has passed plants can then be planted outside into required position.

 

Propagation by Division

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Using a fork dig up plant in autumn, try to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the centre with a sharp knife or a spade. Replant the plants to the same depth as the original and keep well watered until established.

 
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