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Phlomis samia is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Europe, Greece to Yugoslavia, to N. Africa and W. Asia.
Pine and cedar forests, usually on volcanic soils[
Succeeds in most well-drained soils in full sun or light shade[
]. Succeeds in dry soils. Requires a position sheltered from strong winds[
Very hardy, tolerating temperatures down to about -15°c[
A vigorous species forming large clumps of spreading stems[
Very similar to P. russeliana, differing mainly in this species having pink flowers[
Plants have large heart-shaped leaves that overlap to make an extremely effective weed suppressing ground cover[
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[