Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana) and Bog Sage (Salvia uliginosa)
Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)

Obedient plants begin blooming in late August in our area. They are native plants that can take over the world if you don't watch out! They are somewhat easy to remove, but you have to keep at it. I know in some parts of the country they are considered a native nightmare. I can't resist the beautiful purple blooms so I allow them to live in my little garden. The plants are about five feet tall, this year, and flopping all over the place. Next year I plan on building a support structure so that the blooms stand proudly and can be seen from far away.

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