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Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead
Snapdragon-like spikes of clustered white, pink or magenta flowers distinguish this native plant, which derives its common name from the fact that its tubular flowers compliantly remain in whatever direction they are pushed. Be aware that this robust plant's growing habits aren't quite as manageable, often multiplying quickly in the garden. Either plant in beds where it can spread to its heart’s desire or choose cultivars such as ‘Miss Manners’ or ‘Pink Manners’ that are bred to behave.
USDA zones: 3-9
Sun requirement: Full sun to light shade
Mature size: 2 to 4 feet tall