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"Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners' is a naturally occurring seedling of Physostegia virginiana 'Rosea'. It is a patented cultivar that is distinguished by its (1) non-spreading, clump-forming growth habit, (2) compact growth, (3) sturdy upright stems that do not flop and (4) long season of bloom. Plants typically grow to 24-30" tall on stiff, square stems clad with narrow, lance-shaped, sharp-toothed leaves (to 3-5” long). Rhizomes are very short and plants do not spread. Dense spikes (8-10" long) of pure white, tubular, two-lipped, snapdragon-like flowers bloom in summer." -- Missouri Botanical Garden
'Miss Manners' is very easy to grow and highly adaptable, and well-behaved as suggested by the name. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years to maintain healthy populations. Plants will flower for several months, from early summer through early fall. The species is a member of the Mint family and is highly resistant to deer.
Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners' was discovered by Darrell Probst of Garden Vision, Hubbardston MA, in 1988 in a mixed population of open pollinated seedlings derived from Physostegia virginiana ‘Rosea.
U.S. Plant Patent PP12,637 was issued on May 21, 2002.