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Phlomis umbrosa - Turcz.

Common Name
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Forests, grassy slopes, streamsides, thickets and wet areas at elevations of 700 - 3200 metres in China[266].
Range E. Asia - northern China, Korea.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Phlomis umbrosa


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Phlomis umbrosa is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7. It is in flower in July. 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

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Haemostatic  Hepatic

The root contains several medially active compounds and has been shown to exert a protective influence on the liver[279]. It is used as a haemostatic in Korea and in treating tineapedis[279].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from cold winds[200]. Plants are hardy to at least -5°c[200], probably more. A variable species, there are several sub-species[266].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. The seed germinates quickly, prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on for their first year in a greenhouse. Plant them out in early summer. Division of the tubers in spring or autumn[200]. Be careful not to damage the tubers[200]. If dividing in the autumn, it is best to store the tubers in a cool but frost-free place over the winter, planting them out in the spring. Spring divisions can be planted out straight away into their permanent positions.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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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.

 

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Author

Turcz.

Botanical References

200266

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