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Physostegia virginiana 'Olympus Gold'

Obedient Plant

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Item #: 5276

Zones: 4a to 8b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

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

This unusual selection of our US native obedient plant has bright creamy leaves, highlighted by a narrow green central stripe. Although it looks like it would have no vigor, the entire plant changes to green when the weather warms allowing it to actually grow. While P. 'Olympus Gold' does spread by rhizomes, it isn't nearly as vigorous as the typical green form. In late summer, the 20" tall clumps are topped with pink snapdragon-like flowers. Physostegia grows best in moist soils, but is amazingly tolerant of drought.