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Physostegia virginiana 'Eyeful Tower'

Giant Obedient Plant

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Item #: 4720

Zones: 3a to 8b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 80" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

I nearly fell over backwards when I first saw this giant specimen growing in NY's Cornell Plantation gardens. The next day, I visited with John Filkins, who had found the plant in an upstate NY garden, and Ellen Hornig, who shared a start of this amazing plant. The foliage on this 6-7' tall giant is wonderfully glossy green, and the stalks are topped with large clusters of pink, snapdragon-like flowers in very late summer. Although it still spreads like a bad rumor, the spreading is not in relation to its huge size and is, in fact, less invasive than the regular species. If you like big plants in your garden and have a moist spot to plant, put one in the ground, toss on a few scoops of manure, and soon, you can even sell your old stepladder.