Balearic Island sage Phlomis italica

Balearic Island sage


P. italica is a spreading evergreen shrub to 60cm tall, with woolly, oblong leaves and whorls of up to six 2-lipped light pink flowers in the upper leaf axils in summer

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Balearic Island sage

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    group 8 or group 9

  • bambooSoil

    Sand, SoilLoam

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed at 13-18°C (55-64°F) in spring. Take softwood cuttings in summer

  • insectPests

    Leafhoppers may be a problem

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally trouble free