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False Dragonhead, Obedient Plant
Full to part sun, wet to medium moisture level, average soil, moderately acid to neutral pH. 3-4 ft. height, blooms summer into fall, pink/white/purple flowers, spreads aggressively by rhizomes.
Germination Code: C(60)
Native Region: Scattered lightly statewide but mainly in Ridge and Valley Province
Showy flowers. Excellent plant for naturalizing but needs to be watched for aggressive spread. Shallow roots are easy to pull out to keep plant in check. May need staking, especially if grown in fertile soil. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.