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Common Name: Lamwick Plant
Phlomis lychnitis is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Rocky places, garigue and open woods, mainly on calcareous soils[
Requires a well-drained dry soil in full sun[
] with shelter from cold winds[
Plants are hardy to about -10°c[
The plant spreads by means of underground suckers[
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[
The plant is sometimes used to adulterate sage, Salvia officinale[
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[