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Phlomis russeliana 'Speckled Hen' (Turkish sage 'Speckled Hen')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.7m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Phlomis russeliana 'Speckled Hen'

Other names

Turkish sage 'Speckled Hen'

Genus

Phlomis Phlomis

Variety or Cultivar

'Speckled Hen' _ 'Speckled Hen' is an upright, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with ovate to heart-shaped, hairy, mid-green leaves and sturdy stems bearing tiered whorls of hooded, light yellow flowers in summer.


Phlomis russeliana 'Speckled Hen' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green, Mottled in Spring; Mottled, Mid-green in Summer; Mottled, Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers Leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Seed heads can be left on for winter interest. Pruning group 8 or 9.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Phlomis russeliana 'Speckled Hen' (Turkish sage 'Speckled Hen') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.7m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade.

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

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Phlomis russeliana 'Speckled Hen'

Other names

Turkish sage 'Speckled Hen'

Genus

Phlomis Phlomis

Variety or Cultivar

'Speckled Hen' _ 'Speckled Hen' is an upright, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with ovate to heart-shaped, hairy, mid-green leaves and sturdy stems bearing tiered whorls of hooded, light yellow flowers in summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green, Mottled in Spring; Mottled, Mid-green in Summer; Mottled, Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Seed heads can be left on for winter interest. Pruning group 8 or 9.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Phlomis russeliana 'Speckled Hen' (Turkish sage 'Speckled Hen') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.7m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade.

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

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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