Common Name: Obedient Plant
This is a native PA plant that blooms June through September! Obedient plant prefers average to moist soils. I have it planted in average soil in a partly sunny location. I was warned that this plant can spread but I welcome this plant to multiply as it wishes! I may be passing extras to friends in the next few years. I purchased my Obedient Plants from an Althouse Arboretum native plant sale.
This plant can grow in full sun or part shade, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies and is deer resistant. Th square stem is typical of the mint family.
Detailed information on Obedient Plant from Missouri Botanical Garden: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=g620
Paula Ziegler is a local resident who has a concern for the fate of bees, butterflies and all wildlife which inspires her to find solutions to creating wildlife habitat gardens that fit into the look of the neighborhood. Her hope is that you enjoy her blogs and perhaps start a wildlife garden of your own! Learn more about Paula at https://www.facebook.com/paulayourgardenkeeper