Physostegia virginiana 'Summer Snow'
obedient plant 'Summer Snow'
'Summer Snow' is a vigorous, erect perennial to 60cm in height, with sharply toothed, lance-shaped leaves and dense spikes of tubular white flowers 3cm in length
SynonymsPhysostegia virginiana 'Snow Queen'
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
West–facing or East–facing or South–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Columnar upright
Physostegia are erect rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with neatly arranged pairs of toothed leaves and terminal racemes of 2-lipped, tubular flowers in summer
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How to grow
Grow in fertile, moist soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by division in winter or early spring before new growth starts
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Cut flowers
- Flower borders and beds
Cut back to the base in winter
Generally pest free
May be subject to rots if rhizomes damaged
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