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Phlomis Fruticosa

Botanical Name:

Phlomis fruticosa

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Shrubs, Shrub, Herb to 60 cm tall (larger shrub elsewhere) with a dense whitish indumentum of stellate hairs

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

Flowers from late spring to late summer. The golden yellow blooms are spiked and arranged in tiers or layers much like a snapdragon. They grow in whorls along the upper half of the stem and at the end of the stem. They are tubular, drooping flowers that form a cluster of around 20 blooms in short spikes. The flower has no fragrance.

Fruit

Brown fruit capsules appear in late summer and fall. The capsules are less than 1 inch long in size.

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Bees

Hummingbirds

Songbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Lamiales

Family

Lamiaceae

Genus

Phlomis

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