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Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,267

imageCan anyone identify this plant for me please? I bought it at a local NGS garden last Sunday (Should have known better!).

Garden owner said she called it "Turks Head" and that it had a yellow flower and grew in a 2-3ft clump. I've looked through all my books and on line and just can't see what it might be.



  • SussexsunSussexsun Posts: 1,444

    Could be a blackeyed Susan vine but hard to tell at that size

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,872

    I'm thinking Phlomis russelliana. It has yellow flowers in whorls up the stem.It is also known as Turkish sage.

    Last edited: 21 April 2017 22:17:20

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    looks like the phlomis to me as well. 

  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,267

    Many thanks for that Fidgetbones and Nutcutlet - I did wonder about Phlomis but couldn't get a close enough picture online of the leaves to be sure.  Didn't know it was known as Turkish sage - come to think of it, I have a lovely big blue Russian sage with similar leaves, so should have twigged.image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    I thought the Phlomis was called Jerusalem Sage. and I thought Russian Sage was Perovskia. But that's probably why I don't use common names image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,872

    I think Phlomis fruticosa is Jerusalem sage.

    Of course none of them are sages at all. Real sage as used in stuffing is a Salvia.

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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,267

    The Russian Sage I have is definitely not Perovskia,  it's something like salvia fassali?  The seeds were actually collected in Siberia by the previous Curator of Bristol Uni Botanic Garden, who bought some plants for sale  at a talk he gave at our local gardening club.

    It's totally hardy, big blue flower spikes and looks like it might be a giant of a plant, I've had it for about two years now and the hairy leaves are big - if I can find a photo, I'll post it later.


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