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Obedient Plant ‘Miss Manners’ | Plant Profile

Obedient Plant ‘Miss Manners’ (Physostegia virginiana) are short, wildflower, clump forming perennials. Unlike other varieties of the same species, ‘Miss Manners’ does not spread to create a groundcover, rather they remain as individual plants with age. The white, tubular flowers spiral around large spires that rise above the foliage. The leaves elongated leaves cluster at the base of the plant and are heavily serrated.

‘Miss Manners’ are beautiful additions to wildflower or cottage gardens. They are attractive in open woodlands and meadows. The flowers bloom for an extended flowering season from June to September.


Obedient Plant 'Miss Manners' Characteristics

'Miss Manners' prefers average fertility, moist, acidic well drained soils in full sun. 'Miss Manners' has better resistance to stem flopping than other varieties of this species. They are generally able to tolerate wet soils or some part shade. Deer tend to avoid these plants.

There are few serious disease or pest issues that threaten 'Miss Manners'. Rust may occur. Aphids and spider mites may be occasional visitors.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 3 - 9


2.00 - 2.50'
2.00 - 2.50'
Bloom Time
June - September
Full Sun
Deer Resistant?