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Phlomis tuberosa 'Bronze Flamingo'

Sage leaf mullein

In July and August, whorls of tubular, lilac flowers appear at intervals on erect ruby-red stems held high above large, downy leaves. Even after the flowers fade, these rather bizarre looking stems create a dramatic presence in the border, with architectural seed-heads that look wonderful amongst late-flowering perennials and grasses. 

Leave these on over winter as tiny insects hibernate in the vacated seed tubes and they look other worldly in frost. 

This is a versatile, robust perennial from the Mediterranean that is drought tolerant and will grow well in very dry soils; they dislike too much wet and rot very quickly. 

'Bronze Flamingo' is a shorter version of the very large variety 'Amazone' but no less eyecatching for that. 

£ 8.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Lamiaceae

Hardy perennial

H5

90cm 

75cm 

Grey green 

Lilac pink

Well drained, clay. 

Full sun, partial shade

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