Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'
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Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'

false dragonhead

  family labiatae 
  genus physostegia 

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Genus  Physostegia Species  virginiana Variety  Cultivar  Vivid Common names  false dragonhead Family  LABIATAE Specimen number  S11632 Data source  HtZn p154
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' 8" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Dry to moist Optimal soil texture  Loam Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 02a-08b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Despite its invasive tendency, this plant is still worthwhile to have. Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid' can survive the coldest of winter climates with annual temperatures as low as -50� Fahrenheit. It needs a bit of a cold spell with temperatures below 15� Fahrenheit to do its best. False dragonhead needs summer days with high heat. This plant does well in loamy soils. Full sun to partial shade is best for growing this species. It usually does best in dry to moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities  Invasive
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid' is a perennial. Flowers: False dragonhead has snapdragon like stalks of flower blossoms. Typically the blossoms are either rose or pink.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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