Phlomis atropurpurea BWJ7922
Sorry Sold Out for 2023
6 seeds per packet.
A Bleddyn Wynn-Jones collection from Yunnan, China. A rarely offered and unusual, perennial species with whorls of deep-purple, tubular flowers on erect stems and attractive blue-green leaves. Flowering June to July. Height 60 cm. Moist, well-drained soil in sun to light shade.
Sow from autumn to early spring. Cover seed thinly, press in gently and keep top of compost from drying out. Keep pot outdoors or in cold frame over winter. Seeds germinate in spring.
Alternatively, if seeds can’t be sown in autumn or early spring use the following method: mix seeds with damp vermiculite and place inside a ziplock bag, keep bag somewhere warm for 3 weeks, then place in fridge (not freezer) for 8 weeks. Next spread mixture on top of a pot, thinly cover with compost or grit and keep warm at 15 to 20°C until germination, then move to somewhere cooler.
Carefully prick out seedlings when they have developed true leaves and are large enough to transplant to individual pots for growing on.