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Physostegia virginiana 'Crystal Peak White'

Tight clumps of dark green spikes with classy pure white self cleaning blooms make for great container plants and well-behaved garden mate.

A dwarf selection of one of our native North American wildflowers. This forms a compact mound, bearing spikes of classy white flowers from midsummer through the fall. Excellent for cutting. The short stature makes this ideal for growing in mixed containers or near the border edge. Eventually will spreads to form a patch, something to keep in mind when placing this in the garden. Edge around the patch in spring to control, removing any surplus plants. Prefers rich, moist soil, and will tolerate wet conditions beside a stream or pond. Easily divided every 2 to 3 years in early spring. Attractive to butterflies. Winner of a Fleuroselect Gold Medal. Recently developed by Ernst Benary seeds.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms mid summer to fall

Mature Height:

16-18 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 55-65° F in high light keeping evenly moist but allowing soil to dry slightly between watering. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. In drier soil the plants will be shorter.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.