Physostegia leptophylla

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Slenderleaf Obedient Plant

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Specifics

Size:To 3 ft tall.  Clonal forming patches.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink, purple
Fruit Color:Brown (not showy)
Phenology:Winter dormant, blooms late spring to summer
Habitats:Wet prairie, wet savannas, pond edges.


Recommended Uses:Water gardens and pond edges.  Moist wildflower gardens.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand



Humminbirds are attracted to the nectar.

Generally pollinated by bumblebees.  Other long tongued bees, hummingbirds and the occasional butterfly sip nectar from the flowers (New Moon Nursery).