Phlomis russeliana


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Hardy perennial

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This striking perennial holds the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence. It blooms over a long period, stretching from late spring to early autumn, although summer sees the main flush of flowers. Found growing wild in Turkey and Syria, as you might expect it enjoys well-drained soil in a sunny position. However unlike many phlomis, it will put up with some shade.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Phlomis

Species: russeliana

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 75cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Time to divide plants: March to April

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