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Phlomis longifolia var. bailanica

Sage

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.9m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourDark yellow
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Phlomis longifolia var. bailanica (Sage). In early summer to mid summer, dark yellow, two-lipped flowers are borne, with bright green, heart-shaped leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

They are 'architectural' plants that are attractive for their conspicuous, hooded flowers, borne in dense whorls, their foliage and dried seed heads. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They will tolerate moderate frosts, they will suffer in prolonged wet weather and should be grown in an exposed positions. Plant in a moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial-shade. You can propagate from seed or from small cuttings of non- flowering shoots, or by division where possible.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in autumn. Shrubs may also be increased from softwood cuttings in summer and perennials by division in the spring.

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