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Obedient Plant

Obedient Plant

Common Name:
Obedient Plant
Eastern North America, North Carolina
  • White
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Bees
  • Butterflies
Plant Type:
  • Perennial
Physostegia virginiana

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

USDA Hardiness Zones

5a  (−20 °F to −15 °F)

5b (−15 °F to −10 °F)

6a (−10 °F to −5 °F)

6b (−5 °F to 0 °F)

7a (0 °F to 5 °F)

7b (5 °F to 10 °F)

8a (10 °F to 15 °F)

8b (15 °F to 20 °F)

9a (20 °F to 25 °F)

9b (25 °F to 30 °F)

The Obedient Plant is native to North Carolina and is in the Mint family. It grows in moist, well-drained soil and a full-sun to part-sun location. Landscape uses include butterfly gardens, native gardens, and pollinator gardens.

Fun Facts:
  • The Obedient plant gets its name from the flower stem being able to be twisted in a shape and not returning to its original shape (Obedient)
Obedient Plant