Phlomis Russeliana

This plant hails from Turkey where it grows in the wild. It flowers from May – September with multi tiered bi-coloured flowers. Russeliana is in honour of Dr Alexander Russell (c. 1715 – 1839), author of a natural History of Aleppo.

I like the intriguing structure of its faded multi-storey flower spikes which add a new dimension to the garden in the autumn and winter months.

 

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