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botanical name:
Phlomis lycia
Phlomis lycia © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Evergreen shrub with hairy stems and wrinkled, heart-shaped, grey-green leaves that become covered by yellow hairs in hot summers, so that the whole plant appears to change colour. Whorls of yellow flowers in summer.

cultivation:
Prefers full sun and a well drained soil, but will tolerate light shade. provide shelter from cold winds. Drought and heat tolerant.

propagation:
From seed or softwood cuttings.

other notes:
Native of South-West Turkey where it is locally common, found on coastal cliff, maquis and open woodlands

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