Rock Steady™ Chastetree Vitex

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Features

Characteristics

Plant Needs

If you’d like to spend literal months enjoying flowers, Rock Steady vitex is meant for you! We trialed it next to other popular options and it bloomed anywhere from 6-16 weeks longer. Since it blooms on new wood, it has to grow its flower buds in spring, but once it starts flowering in late spring it doesn’t stop until fall! Its light purple, candelabra-like blooms attract pollinators and look lovely in a cut flower arrangement. It is very reliable, as it flowers on new wood. So even if it experiences winter dieback in a colder region, it should still pop back up and present flowers. Pop a Rock Steady vitex into your garden for a seasons-long floral show!

Top reasons to grow Rock Steady vitex?

  • Extremely long bloom time
  • Interesting flowers
  • Tough landscape performance

Characteristics

Plant Type:

Shrub

Height Category:

Medium

Garden Height:

48 - 144 Inches

Spacing:

48 - 60 Inches

Spread:

48 - 60 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Green

Flower Colors:

Purple

Foliage Shade:

Pale Green

Habit:

Mounded

Container Role:

Thriller

Attracts:

Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists:

Deer

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Sun

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Bloom Time:

Spring, Summer

Hardiness Zones:

5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Water Category:

Average

Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil

Soil PH Category:

Neutral Soil

Uses:

Border Plant, Landscape

Light Requirement:

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Uses Notes:

A delightful addition to mixed borders and perennial gardens.

Maintenance Notes:

Treat like a perennial in the north; a shrub or small tree in the south. May be trimmed and fertilized in spring.

Commonly known as the chastetree, Vitex agnus-castus was in ancient times thought to be an aphrodisiac. According to Wikipedia, the leaves and stems were once used in ladies' bedding to "cool the heat of lust" when the men were off to war, thus the name chastetree. We're not sure if this works or not, but we do know that it makes a wonderful landscape plant that is highly deer and drought resistant.

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