False Dragonhead
Physostegia purpurea

False Dragonhead

False dragonhead is also called obedient plant because the flower stays where you push it.

This flower is seen infrequently along the edge of marshes throughout the state and needs rich damp soil to thrive. Although it is in the mint family, there is no odor.

False dragonhead makes a nice addition to a moist butterfly garden that will last for several years if cared for. Try mixing with coreopsis, salvia, prairie iris, yellow canna, American crinum, black eye susan, Tampa verbena, Florida spiderlily, rattlesnake master and scarlet hibiscus.