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Phlomis lychnitis - L.

Common Name Lamwick Plant
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky places, garigue and open woods, mainly on calcareous soils[89].
Range S.W. Europe.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Phlomis lychnitis Lamwick Plant


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Phlomis lychnitis is a deciduous Shrub growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 8. It is in flower from June to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment

The plant is sometimes used to adulterate sage, Salvia officinale[177, 183].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a well-drained dry soil in full sun[187] with shelter from cold winds[200]. Plants are hardy to about -10°c[187]. The plant spreads by means of underground suckers[187]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].

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Plant 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[200].

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Phlomis fruticosaJerusalem Sage, Shrubby Jerusalem sageShrub1.3 4-7 MLMHNDM003
Phlomis russelianaJerusalem SagePerennial1.0 5-9 MLMHSNDM002
Phlomis samia Perennial1.0 6-9  LMHSNDM002
Phlomis tuberosaTuberous Jerusalem sagePerennial1.5 5-9  LMHNDM20 
Phlomis umbrosa Perennial1.0 6-9  LMHNDM02 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

Expert comment

Author

L.

Botanical References

89200

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Readers comment

   Mon Oct 13 2008

Does anyone grow this Phlomis - I was in the Torcal in Spain this spring and it was abundant and lovely. Here in California we grow all Phlomis except I have never seen this one until the trip to Andalusia.

   Thu Nov 19 2009

I, also, am very interested in finding seed for Phlomis lychnitis. Did the previous poster ever come across any? Thanks very much.

david   Fri Nov 20 2009

You could try www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/ ,they stock it (based in England, some countries have import restrictions)

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