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Seen this growing profusely in several front gardens but nobody seems to know the name when I’ve asked.
just starting to flower now - beautiful lemon yellow. 
Seems to be a prolific self seeder too.


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,356
    edited June 2021
    Phlomis russelliana - makes an interesting winter 'skeleton' too :)
    There is a pink one as well, can't remember its specific name.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 10,811
    Pink one is Phlomis italica, Buttercupdays. It's more of a shrub than the yellow one though. I got rid of mine last year, distinctly underwhelming for me.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,373
    I grew the yellow ones from seed years ago but the weathers took its toll this year, maybe a good idea to dig it out, I’m not keen either.  Lots of green, not much flower. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 1,942
    edited June 2021
    I tried to grow this one year having seen it in our local botanic gardens. Yours looks fantastic!  Give it time for the flowers to develop fully.  It has a long flowering season, is tolerant of drought and bees love it. Then, you can enjoy its dramatic winter skeleton, as @Buttercupdays says. The Stipa beside it adds extra value.  If you like it, please keep it!
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.
  • dappledshadedappledshade Posts: 982
    Thanks all! I’ve a little one that self seeded in my front garden, last year. About 25cm across. All leaves so farm no flowers sadly…the photo is of a communal front garden around the corner from me.
  • didywdidyw Posts: 2,736
    edited June 2021
    I have this and I love it.  I dug up some of it last year and planted it in another border at the back (both west facing) where, after a little sulk, it leafed up and now both have lots of lovely flower spikes which are beginning to show colour.  It spreads a little too easily in my sandy soil so I may have to chip away at the edges of both plants to give away.  The seedheads last all winter.  And yes, it is Phlomis russelliana.  Phlomis tuberosa is similar but with pretty pink flowers. 
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