Obedient Plant

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  1. Unknown weed growing in garden
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Asked by Anonymous on June 1, 2015
Unknown Weed Growing in Garden

I have this weed growing since last year in my vegetable patch. At first I thought it was a White Dead nettle but no flowers have come and the leaves are longer. It is starting to grow everywhere. It is joined by roots a little like the way mint develops but the stems are squared and hairy as well as the leaves. Would you have an idea what it is?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I actually think it is a plant called obedient plant. It blooms in late summer, so would not bud for a bit. It spreads by runners and, despite its name, can be pretty invasive - so some people consider it a weed. It is called obedient plant due to the notched nature of its stem. It allows you to push it in a direction and it will stay mostly leaning in that direction. Let me know if you think this may be it.

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Asked by knuckledown on July 16, 2015
Obedient Plant Rust on Leaves

Admittedly, it has been very wet this year, but the Obedient plants in my garden suffer EACH year from some type of rust or brown areas on the leaves. The stalk droops and dies. I can find no insect on the leaves. Any suggestions?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Asked by ebrackle on September 16, 2015
Good Time of Year to Divide Obedient Plant

Have some obedient plants which I would like to share with my sisters. Deer in the area and they are having a feast on plants and shrubs. Not going after the obedient plants yet. Flowering at this time. Mid Sept.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Asked by vbrown1 on September 25, 2017
Obedient Plant

Do I cut down this plant in the fall?

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

According to my research, this is a very hardy plant. It is often considered over-bearing. You may cut, chop, and divide this plant as often as you would like.

Here is a link to a few articles on the plants care: https:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/obedient-plant/

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