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Obedient plant is named for the way flowers that are moved to a new position on the stem stay in place, much to the delight of children.
It produces showy, unusual flower spikes with little tubular flowers in white, pink, or purple. They're excellent as cut flowers. Square stems carry pairs of mid-green (sometimes variegated), lance-shaped foliage, toothed along the edges. Obedient plant tolerates most soils, but tends to become aggressive when given ample water and full sun. It tolerates most soils.
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1 to 3 feet
1-2 feet wide, depending on variety