PHLOMIS tuberosa

Commonly known as Sage-leaf mullein

Violet flowers from JUN-JUL. Grows to around 3 feet tall
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Lightly hairy leaves to 25cm (10in) long.
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Violet
  • Height
    90cm (36in)
  • Spread
    90cm (36in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Perennial. Whorls of flowers, more crowded towards the stem ends.
  • Tuberous
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

PHLOMIS tuberosa

 
Available Early Spring 2023 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £11.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2023
plant size comparison icon 1 to 1.5 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Leafhoppers
    Place of origin
    Europe, central Asia
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
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90cm (36in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  90cm (36in)
 

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