Phlomis

Phlomis cashmeriana

Phlomis - Phlomis cashmeriana

Common Name: Phlomis
Genus: Phlomis
Species: cashmeriana

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: A good architectural plant, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: Grey/Silver, YellowFlowering Period: July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

An erect perennial with distinctive whorls of tubular lilac-purple flowers in July strung like beads at intervals on tall stems above woolly yellow-grey leaves. After the flowers fade this plant retains a dramatic presence in the border with architectural seedheads that look wonderful among late-flowering perennials and grasses. Try it in small groups in the middle of a herbaceous or mixed border and plant low-growing perennials in front to hide the 'legs' of the plant.

  • Garden care: In mid-spring shorten any frost-damaged stems cutting back to just above a healthy bud. Remove any weak or diseased shoots cutting cleanly back to the base.


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