How to grow Physostegia virginiana

Physostegia virginiana grow and care – herbaceous geophyte of the genus Physostegia also known as False dragonhead, Physostegia virginiana perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental cut flower plant, can grow in temperate, subtropical, mediterranean climate and grow in hardiness zone 3-10.

Leaves color green or green and white in linear shape with serrated margin.

Physostegia virginiana flower

Flower color pink, white or purple in dragonhead shape and grow on stems.

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How to grow Physostegia virginiana growing and care:

Rich soil, moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Rhizomes / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Bloom stems and leaves

Size of the plant?
1-3 feet, 30-90cm

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Dragonhead shape, with color pink, white or purple

Scientific name:

Physostegia virginiana

How to grow Physostegia virginiana

Growing Physostegia virginiana flowers

Physostegia virginiana flowers


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • White leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Floristry
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9