Physostegia virginiana Benth.
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Obedient plant "White" (Lionshearts) - Physostegia virginiana Benth.
Flowers or seedcapsules for cutting, first year flowering.
VII-IX, Z4-9, 75 cm.
Intense white.

Family: Lamiaceae, Labiatae 
Origin: North America
Special Features: Durable, long-lived, spreading perennial
Colour: Intense Pink
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4-9
Growth Habit: Upright growth and stoloniferous spreader 
Foliage: Dark green, elliptical to lance-shaped leaves 
Height with Flowers: 75 cm 
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm 
Soil Requirements: Well-drained soils, pH 5.8 - 7.0
Location: Full sun or partial shade 
Use: Plant in garden areas where this can be allowed to spread. Other complementary plants are Campanula punctata "Rubrifolia", Iris versicolor "Karmesina" and Chrysanthemum "Brightside"
Specialities: First-year-flowering; good cut flower.

Cultural Tips:
Grams per 1000 Seeds: 2,5
Seeds per Gram: 400-450
Seeding Recommendation: 6 g / 1000 plants
Sowing Rate: 3-4 seeds per cell 
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 or 288 
Germination: These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight.

Best Sowing Dates: November - March 
Sowing to Germination: 6 - 10 weeks 
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Salable Plant: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting-Back at Transplanting: Cut-back once at transplanting and once again 4 weeks later

Growing On:
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm; 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm; 2-3 plugs per 15 cm.
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year. 
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing. 
Fertilization: Medium (150-200 ppm).

Eng.: Obedient plant "White", False dragonhead. Suom.: Kellopeippi. Sven.: Drakmynta.

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