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Herbaceous Perennial

Phlomoides tuberosa 'Bronze Flamingo'

sage-leaf mullein 'Bronze Flamingo'

An herbaceous perennial to around 1m high, with dark purple stems and long, tapered dark green leaves flushed with bronze. Hooded, pale lilac flowers are borne in whorls around upright stems in summer, and remain attractive as seedheads

Synonyms
Phlomis tuberosa 'Bronze Flamingo'
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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Purple Green Bronze
Summer Purple Purple Green Bronze
Autumn Purple Green Bronze
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Lamiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming, Columnar upright
Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, reliably well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Prairie planting
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back flower stems when no longer decorative

Pests

May be susceptible to sage leafhopper

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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