Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Physostegia virginiana 'Olympus Gold'
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Physostegia
Item #: 5276
Zones: 4a to 8b
Height: 20" tall
Origin: United States
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.