Phlomis

Phlomis russeliana

Phlomis - Phlomis russeliana

Common Name: Phlomis
Genus: Phlomis
Species: russeliana

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.75 m (75 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May to September

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

From late spring right through to early autumn whorls of hooded pale yellow flowers appear at intervals on tall erect stems with dramatic heart-shaped leaves. A vigorous spreading perennial that's justifiably popular due to its long flowering season and tolerance of drought. It looks great in a mixed border but it needs room to express itself. The flowers are also worth leaving on in winter as they look magical when covered in frost.

  • 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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