Dragonhead, False –
Plants have tall wand-like spikes of flowers that can be positioned the way an arranger likes and they’ll hold that shape, hence the name ‘Obedient Plant’. Leaves and flowers grow on distinctly square stems. Drought and deer resistant. Blooms throughout the summer.
Clump forming and doesn’t spread throughout the garden. The stiff square stems end in dense spikes of pure white snapdragon-like flowers.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Shasta daisy – Flat white Shasta daisy flowers contrast well with erect spikes of obedient plant in sunny gardens.
Daylily – In tones of pink and purple, trumpet-flowered daylilies provide a good foil for pink, white, or purple obedient plant. They enjoy similar conditions.
Helenium – Bright yellow and bronze helenium flowers contrast well with the tubular flowers of white forms of obedient plant, in sun or light shade.
Artemisia – The fine-textured silver leaves of Powis Castle artemisia serve to cool down hot magenta obedient plant in full sun.