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Sep 8, 2015 8:17 AM CST
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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My friend has this plant and wants to give me some of it. Does anyone know the name of this plant?
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Sep 8, 2015 10:11 AM CST
Name: Tara
NE. FL. (Zone 9a)
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Kind of reminds me of Digitalis. Though a better picture of the leaves may help?
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Sep 8, 2015 10:21 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Obedient Plant, Physostegia
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Sep 8, 2015 10:23 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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My first thought was Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) or Penstemon of some sort: http://www.bing.com/images/sea... but both look a little off to my old eyes.
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Sep 8, 2015 10:24 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Good eye Jennifer!! http://garden.org/plants/searc...
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Sep 8, 2015 10:25 AM CST
Name: Tara
NE. FL. (Zone 9a)
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I agree Jennifers got a great eye!
I'm not familiar with this plant. But I think I want one! Big Grin
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Sep 8, 2015 10:27 AM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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It is Physostegia. I can't say which species or cultivar.
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Sep 8, 2015 10:30 AM CST
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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You can tell by the square stem!
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Sep 8, 2015 10:31 AM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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As I recall, the stem is bendable, hence the common name Obedient Plant.
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Sep 8, 2015 10:44 AM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Watch out! This plant can be invasive in moist conditions, and be sure to deadhead it.
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Sep 8, 2015 10:50 AM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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That is correct... I yanked mine early on. It is easy to grow from seeds (hint) and as I recall also grows from underground runners.
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Sep 8, 2015 11:01 AM CST
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Physostegia virginiana
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Sep 8, 2015 2:29 PM CST
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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I agree with Physostegia virginiana, I have this plant and I love it. It does spread by underground roots, but it is easy to pull. It does need a lot of water, in my area it is best grown as a bog plant. Smiling
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Sep 8, 2015 5:48 PM CST
Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
We used to have a white one at our first house. Very easy to grow. Now i am tempted to buy some next spring. Thanks for that idea. Thumbs up
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Sep 9, 2015 8:13 AM CST
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Thank you all so much for your comments and for identifying this plant. I tried to grow an obedient plant once but it didn't take. Not sure why. I will pass the info on to my friend. When I get this plant from her, I think I will plant it in an under ground pot so that it can't spread too much. I will have to look up to find the best time to transplant this plant to my flower garden.
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