Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 2-5 feet
Bloom: July – October
Suggested Uses: Obedient Plant is very showy, has a long bloom season and is a nice addition to a large rain garden! These plants are rhizomatous and need room to grow. Tolerates both drought and poor drainage conditions. If the stem is moved it will stay wherever it was moved to, thus the name Obedient Plant. It is a member of the mint family.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S., and throughout the state of Minnesota.
Pollinators: Provides lots of nectar. Bumblebees and sometimes hummingbirds. It is a high-value nectar source for adult monarch butterflies.
Flowers: The 3/4″-1″ flowers bloom in pairs in spike-like clusters. The flowers are tube-like, 2 lipped, with 4 stamens.
Leaves: The opposite, lance-shaped leaves are about 4″ long with incurved teeth.
Name: False Dragonhead.
More information: USDA plant profile