Obedient Plant receives its name from the snapdragon-like flowers which may be arranged and positioned in any orientation, making it a favorite cut flower for arrangements. A compact cultivar of the native Physostegia virginiana, ‘Crystal Peak White’ produces abundant, long-blooming, closely spaced snow-white flowers of 2 inflated-tubular lips, which are a favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds. Flowers bloom bottom to top on each spike beginning in July and extending into October, and beautifully contrast with the sharply pointed and widely toothed vibrant green leaves. In the wild, this highly erect, colonial perennial appears in open or semi-open moist to wet habitats and disturbed areas. In the garden, this compact cultivar (1 – 2′ high) favors full sun and average, moist, well-drained soils, and is considered a generally easy to grow wildflower.