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Please can anyone identify this plant (or is it a weed) for me? It appeared from nowhere and quickly grew to be about 3ft tall. It is now starting to flower from the 'pom pom' buds.

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Phlomis fruiticosa ?

22 Jun, 2013


Phlomis russeliana I think, an evergreen perennial, the seed heads are often used for dried flower arrangements.

22 Jun, 2013


Yup, that's the one!

22 Jun, 2013


Thanks all of you. I had not heard of phlomis but now I have looked it up and it is certainly the russeliana. It's actually quite magnificent so I think I will collect some of the seeds to grow on next year.

22 Jun, 2013

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