I had totally forgotten about these wonderfully colorful, easy to grow, end of summer plants:
Physostegia = Obedient Plant = False Dragonhead
Thanks to my friend Susie over at
for reminding me of my old friends. I grew this perennial for many years up North and had forgotten all about it my new garden here in North Carolina. It’s a perfect choice for a sunny spot you need to fill in during the end-of-summer-doldrums! And, it makes a great cut flower.
Enjoy your weekend , everyone!
Those are beautiful Libby. Mine have lasted well in a vase this week.
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I used to have them up North too! We are realizing sun perennials are not getting enough light in our Southern Appalachian wooded lot so we are not able to enjoy many of the flowers that filled our border in Ohio. That was a reliable plant for us.
Cindy: Well, you have lots of new things to discover, right? It’s amazing, with so many many plants out there, we do have our favorites and those we come back to again and again. Of course, as Marian has commented, these do tend to spread any and everywhere… so I will keep a close watch.
Anything that blooms this late in the season gets bonus points, but keep an eye on this one. It’s know for its “exuberance,” reproducing both sexually and asexually.
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Marian: Yes, I know about this one, as it spread, very sporadically, up north. I have it in a bed with some spiderwort which also takes over real estate! so we will see. Thanks for the input.
I wanted to ask you about Crinum lilies: have you grown them? I bought three from Tony Avent about 3-4 years ago. Only two have flowered, and not great at that. Do they just take forever to get established? Thoughts?
Used to have some in my garden. Don’t know what happened to them. Probably drowned out by the overbearing heliopsis!!
Thanks for sharing these beauties on What’s Blooming This Week.
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