Common Name : obedient plant 'Bouquet rose'Family : LamiaceaeType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : TuftedFlower colour : Light PinkFlowering from : Julyto SeptemberFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : GreenSunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Summer
This variety forms a loose, spreading, bushy plant, from which grow short, upright spikes of upward-facing, tubular, lipped flowers, resembling mini-snapdragons at first glance. The flowers are mauve-pink and appear from mid-summer, continuing into early autumn. They contrast beautifully with the silvery variegated foliage.The name obedient plant comes from the odd fact that the flower-heads, when moved from their usual position, stay put instead of springing back as most flowers would. Grow in reliably moist soil in sun or partial shade. To propagate, divide plants while they are dormant in winter or early spring.