Herb latin name: Phlomis samia
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of Phlomis samia:Pine and cedar forests, usually on volcanic soils.
Other uses of the herb:Plants have large heart-shaped leaves that overlap to make an extremely effective weed suppressing ground cover.
Propagation of Phlomis samia:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germinates quickly. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Pine and cedar forests, usually on volcanic soils.
Medicinal use of Phlomis samia:None known
Known hazards of Phlomis samia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.