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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Phlomis russeliana.

Material uses

Plants have large heart-shaped leaves that overlap to make an extremely effective weed suppressing ground cover[1]. They form a carpet that roots as it spreads and should be spaced about 60cm apart each way[2].
There are no material uses listed for Phlomis russeliana.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Phlomis russeliana.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germinates quickly. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or autumn[1].

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Cultivation

Succeeds in most well-drained soils in full sun or light shade[3][1]. Succeeds in dry soils, tolerating drought when established[4]. Requires a position sheltered from strong winds[1].

Plants are hardy to about -20°c[3]. There are some named varieties selected for their ornamental value[1].

Plants are often confused in cultivation with P. samia, which differs mainly in having pink flowers[1].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Phlomis russeliana. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Phlomis russeliana.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Phlomis russeliana
Genus
Phlomis
Family
Labiatae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
Fertility
?
Pollinators
?
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.51.61.7 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.1 Thomas. G. S. Plants for Ground Cover J. M. Dent & Sons ISBN 0-460-12609-1 (1990-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.1 Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Perennials Volumes 1 and 2. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30936-9 (1991-00-00)
  4. ? Chatto. B. The Dry Garden. Dent ISBN 0460045512 (1982-00-00)

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