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Phlomis italica (Phlomis)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Phlomis italica

Other names

Phlomis

Genus

Phlomis Phlomis

Species

P. italica - P. italica is an upright perennials with grey-wholly leaves and whorls of hooded, lilac-pink flowers in summer.


Phlomis italica is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Lilac-pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers Leafhoppers

General care

Pruning

Seed heads can be left on for winter interest.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Phlomis italica (Phlomis) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained fertile soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Phlomis italica

Other names

Phlomis

Genus

Phlomis Phlomis

Species

P. italica - P. italica is an upright perennials with grey-wholly leaves and whorls of hooded, lilac-pink flowers in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Lilac-pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers

General care

Pruning

Seed heads can be left on for winter interest.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Phlomis italica (Phlomis) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained fertile soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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