Purple Flowering Perennial Bush. Long Purple Flowers

Cal_00August 8, 2014

Hi, I'm about to lay some landscape fabric and re-mulch my parents front garden but before I do I wanted to know if this plant is in its correct location. My mother doesn't remember the name of it but it was recently planted. It has long flower stalks? at the top that are purple and seem to attract bees. It's planted on the NE side of the house and it gets morning sun and afternoon shade. Here are some pictures. Thanks

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Cal_00

Up close.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 8:09PM
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lazy_gardens

Liatris? Some variety of it.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 8:12PM
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mammie15

It reminds me of Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana). Not sure though.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 8:29PM
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roxanna(z5b MA)

one of the veronicas. i think.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 8:41PM
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Cal_00

Thanks for the replies lazy, mammie, and rox. I think it might be a Veronica of some sort after googling the other plants. I'm still not 100% sure on that though. Here is a up close leaf shot if it helps to confirm it is in fact a sort of Veronica plant.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 9:05PM
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Cal_00

Underneath.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 9:08PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Not Liatris or Physostagia.
It's a Veronica.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 9:32PM
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TulsaRose z7a, Tulsa OK(7a)

Maybe Veronica spicata, 'Sunny Border Blue' ?

Here is a link that might be useful: Veronica spicata

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 6:43AM
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Cal_00

Thank you Pit and Tulsa. It's definitely a Veronica. Sunny Border Blue is exactly it. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 3:01PM
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