Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone'

9cm pot £7.99
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Buy Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone' Jerusalem sage: Whorls of lilac flowers and architectural seedheads

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
  • Flowering period: July and August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    In July and August, whorls of tubular, lilac flowers appear at intervals like fluffy beads, on erect stems held high above large, downy leaves. Even 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. This is a versatile, robust perennial that can cope with drought and is equally at home as part of a cottage-garden scheme or among silver leaved plants and ornamental grasses.

  • 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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Hoping this will be the year...

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I've struggled with this plant but I'm hoping this will be the year. I've managed to keep them through the seasons (bought them in the spring) and I'm hoping that they are just getting settled in ready to do their thing this summer. They are in a good spot and have all their needs catered for so there is no excuse but they didn't do much this summer - assuming it is all going on underground and they will dazzle with their beauty this year. They were healthy when they went in, as all my Crocus plants are so fingers crossed...

Mummalink

Oxfordshire

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Good value plant.

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Great value juvenile plant.

Enna

Fife

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Striking architectural plant with pretty flowers

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This is a more unusual phlomis than the more common yellow phlomis russeliana but has similar presence being a tall plant with whorls of pink flowers and similar striking seed heads to follow. So far hardy but has not flowered as well as the yellow version on heavy clay soil and needs a place in full sun as its not very happy with any shade and flowers poorly in shade.

Country Girl

Warwickshire

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