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Phlomis ?

Observed: 7th October 2013 By: mokomoko’s reputation in Plants
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Is this a type of phlomis or am I going down the wrong alley.

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Ambroise's picture

I agree on Phlomis!

moko's picture

cheers, I didn't realise they

cheers,
I didn't realise they got this big!!

Rachy Ramone's picture

They get this big, certainly...

...and then they split, and fall over, generally. The "wood" of the stalks is quite brittle.

It's a common garden plant, best kept much smaller by pruning in autumn. So get out there now! Err, if that is your garden, that is...

Rachy Ramone

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moko's picture

Thanks (-: I spent the

Thanks
(-:
I spent the evening trawling the internet trying to find out about pruning and when to do it.!!!
It's not mine, but I do have the job of dealing with it.....onward!

David Trevan's picture

Phlomis fruticosa

One thing to watch with Phlomis fruticosa when you prune them is that all the foliage and stems are covered with a very dense tomentum (dense hairs) which can be very irritating if they get up your nose or in your eyes. Almost a case for a face mask I would say, but as Rachy points out they do respond to occasional heavy pruning, in the right conditions they can get very big!

David J Trevan

moko's picture

Thanks, i'll take precautions

Thanks, i'll take precautions (-: