There are no edible uses listed for Phlomis russeliana.
Plants have large heart-shaped leaves that overlap to make an extremely effective weed suppressing ground cover
. They form a carpet that roots as it spreads and should be spaced about 60cm apart each way
There are no material uses listed for Phlomis russeliana.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Phlomis russeliana.
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
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Succeeds in most well-drained soils in full sun or light shade
. Succeeds in dry soils, tolerating drought when established
. Requires a position sheltered from strong winds
Plants are hardy to about -20°c.
There are some named varieties selected for their ornamental value.
Plants are often confused in cultivation with P. samia, which differs mainly in having pink flowers
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
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? Chatto. B. The Dry Garden. Dent ISBN 0460045512 (1982-00-00)
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