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Phlomis russeliana

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer), Silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Phlomis russeliana - Cultivation Notes

This compact low growing shrub will flourish in any well drained soil, whether sandy or chalky, just as long as you plant in a sheltered spot in full sun. Plant in groups or singularly mixed in with other sun loving plants. Prune out dead wood in spring.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Phlomis russeliana:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Phlomis russeliana

  • Invasive top growth

Design & Plant Use for Phlomis russeliana:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Outstanding large evergreen foliage
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
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