• Phlomis italica

Phlomis italica

Balearic Island Sage
Size: ex 3L pot

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Quick Overview

  • Elegant pinkish-purple hooded flowers
  • Flowers arranged in circular whorls up stem
  • Attractive grey green foliage
  • Pollinator-friendly and drought tolerant
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Description

Phlomis italica, Balearic Islands Sage, is a small bushy herbaceous perennial with long soft foliage and showy whorls of pinkish-purple hooded flowers that are arranged at intervals up the flowering stems. The leaves are aromatic and grey-green and create a very pleasing colour combination with the flowers. In the Mediterranean, Phlomis italica is an evergreen shrub but in the UK it is usually best to prune it back hard in the late autumn and treat it as a herbacous perennial.

Balearic Islands Sage is extremely tolerant of drought and dry conditions and requires a warm, sunny aspect and a well-drained soil.

The colouring on the flowers of Phlomis italica is very beautiful and for me it is one of the most attractive of all the Phlomis species.

Additional Information

Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Phlomis balearica, Phlomis rotundifolia
Geographical Origin Balearic Islands: Minorca, Ibiza
Cultivation Full sun. Good drainage. Shape and prune as necessary
Eventual Height 70-80cm
Eventual Spread 50cm
Hardiness Hardy. Prune back hard in autumn for regrowth in spring

Phlomis italica

Balearic Island Sage
Size: ex 3L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£9.99
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