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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Is this physostegia?

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Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 17, 2001
4:50 PM

Post #8641

This is a pass-along plant that was called "Devil's Castle" by the dear lady who shared it with me. I haven't been able to find anything with that common name.

It has the square stem and saw-tooth leaves like Physostegia, but it has distinctive dark purple/black vertical stripes all along the stems. It hasn't bloomed yet, so I can't share any details of its blooms. It's about 2 1/2 feet tall. Any ideas?

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louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 17, 2001
7:39 PM

Post #95626

Terri I believe I have this also and there is no name on the plant - am also waiting for it to bloom. I too thought it was the obedient plant.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 21, 2001
7:37 PM

Post #97860

Calling out the big guns - Baa, PoppySue and Jerseyguy, ya'll are so good at ID'ing stuff...any ideas?
bert
ehrikon
Switzerland
(Zone 6b)

July 21, 2001
9:00 PM

Post #97895

it is
Baa

July 21, 2001
10:15 PM

Post #97915

LOL thanks Go_vols I guess I'll have to answer now.

Well Physostegia is sometimes grown here but its not often seen so I cannot give you a confident YES. The square stem certainly puts in in the mint family. The stripe may be a natural variation/mutation and I am aware that some people collect these curiosities, it would be interesting to see if the offspring carry on this trait.

louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 21, 2001
10:44 PM

Post #97923

A definite yes it is :-)
Jerseyguy
Princeton, NJ
(Zone 6a)

July 23, 2001
12:01 AM

Post #98544

Could be Physostegia but not certain. may be the white variety that tends to grow taller and lankier. Post a pic when it blooms for a positive i.d.
louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 23, 2001
12:28 PM

Post #98659

Mine is over 4 foot high!

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