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Phlomis italica

Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,157
I'm wondering whether this 3ft high, 3-4 year old shrub (slightly tender one with grey-green furry leaves and pale lilac flowers) would survive digging up and replanting elsewhere?
I've decided it doesn't do much for me in my main front border and I'm bored with it - I'd rather plant a rose in it's place. I might donate it to NT Dyrham Park if they want it, I noticed one there on a recent visit.
North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,667
    I would take cuttings off it and pass the cuttings on. I think it is probably too old to move, but  you could do it with a large rootball, keeping the soil around it intact.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,157
    Thanks @fidgetbones. I tried cuttings last year with no success. I somehow doubt it's got a large rootball, I've had to stake it to keep it upright but guess I'll find out when I try digging it up. 
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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