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botanical name:
Phlomis purpurea
Phlomis purpurea © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Phlomis salviaefolia
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.80m
width: 1.80m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Upright evergreen shrub. Wrinkled, downy grey-green leaves on wooly stems. Whorls of two-lipped, pinkish mauve-purple flowers in summer.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in full sun. Grows well in hot dry locations.

other notes:
From Spain, Portugal and Morocco
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