Solved Mystery plant

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  1. Bradshaw_John

    Bradshaw_John Apprentice Gardener

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    I planted this early last year and it appears to be about to flower. Leaves similar to a foxglove - any ideas please?
     

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    they look like Leonotis menthifolia , lions tails .....orange flower .
     
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    The leaves of leonotis are much narrower. more likely Phlomis russeliana, yellow flowers
     
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      I agree , the leaves are too big for the lions tail , Phlomis russeliana, it much more common and easy to self germinate .
       
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      Many thanks, it's probably because phlomis is classified as a shrub in my books that I haven't been able to find it! I'll wait with interest to see the flowers open!:ThankYou:
       
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      Phlomis russeliana. a bit of a thug, easy to propagate, frequently admired by visitiors to my garden.
       
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      Please can anyone advise if it is ok to prune the Phlomis Russeliana hard back after flowering as it does tend to sprawl and look untidy at that stage?
       
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