Phlomis russeliana

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Buy Phlomis russeliana phlomis: Pretty whorls of pale yellow flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: any fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average-fast
  • Flowering period: May to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    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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Notes on Phlomis russeliana

"A good focal point in the summer border; blends well in Mediterranean, gravel or prairie borders; bees love it, so good for wildflower gardens"

Enchanting!

5

Had this plant for a few years now. Divided and survived. Every year it cheers me to see it when it flowers. Looks good in summer and winter. Recommended.

Ali70

West sussex

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Fantastic phlomis

5

Lovely plant, inherited one in back garden of house we bought and wanted one for front garden also Didn't want to divide it as a huge established plant which sat well in the area of garden it was in Grew rapidly over the summer so hoping for possibly flowers this year or next. Well packaged and healthy

GardenerLady

Cumbria

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I would buy this again

5

The plants arrived strong and healthy back in September and are growing well in 2 different parts of the garden. It's now February and I'm looking forward to the splendour of them later in the season

Col

Kettering

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Bloomed first year

5

I just love this plant, it is drought tolerant and the flowers are interesting and unique. Also our rabbits leave it alone due to the hairy foliage.

GardenDreamer

London

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Quietly stunning plant.Requires patience!

5

Follow the instructions with care. This is the second year of flowering, and it did it all on on its own!

Tamarind 19

London

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An excellent shrub

5

Didn't flower until the 2nd summer but now a most attractive feature plant. Subtle yellow flowers and attractive seedheads. Almost an architectural plant. Grown in a sunny position in my rather sticky, improved, chalky-clay soil.

Rozzer

Hampshire

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Phlomis Russelliana

5

I didnt know what to expect, so every day was a novelty! Very attractive plant,even before the soft yellow blooms came out. Now the petals have fallen off, it still looks quirky and nods away in the breeze.

Tamarind 19

Central London

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I planted several Phlomis last summer, six months ago. My plants are being eaten leaving leaves with many holes and skeleton. I've inspected under the leaves to find the culprits but there isn't any sign of insects, caterpillars, slugs or whatever. I have used bug spray and slug pellets but my plants are becoming an overwhelmed victim.I would have thought that with some extremely cold nights that most insects would have died off, whatever the bug it must be cold tolerant! What on earth can it be and what can I use to save my plants before it's too late please.

parsley

Hello there Sorry to hear that your plants are under attack! Yes you would think that slugs etc. would have been killed in the cold weather, but they might be hiding in a sheltered protected spot somewhere nearby. It does sound like slugs and snail or caterpillars damage so maybe try protect them by covering the plants over with a cloche. https://www.crocus.co.uk/products/_/the-tool-shed/plant-protection/cloches/plcid.767/plcid.789/plcid.1008/numitems.100/sort.5/

the phlomis in the garden has spread onto the paths. I've dug up some of the roots but could I use weed killer if so which one or would constant cutting back kill it thank you gillian

lisell

Hello, The problem with using a weedkiller is it may kill off the whole plant. Therefore if the plant is really too big for the spot, it should be dug up and moved to another spot that will give it room to spread.

helen

My Phlomis is not flowering Hello Last year I bought three Phlomis russeliana and they are growing lots of wonderful large foliage in a hot sunny border - but I have not had one single flower on them. Other plants in the area have been flowering for some time now and I expected flowers from May onwards. What can I do coax the plants into flowering? Thanks Chloe

Chloe WIlmot

Hello there, There are a number of reasons why plants don't flower including too much shade, not enough water or nutrients, or pruning at the wrong time of the year. It can also be caused by the plant putting on new root growth instead of focusing its energies on producing flowers. I am not really sure why yours has not produced buds, but you can often give them a bit of a push by feeding with a high potash fertiliser. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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