phlomis ‘Amazone’

Phlomis tuberosa ‘Amazone’. The strangest feature of this member of the Lamiaceae are the whorls of lavender-pink tubular flowers borne at each node along dark red stems. This flowering feature, known as verticillasters, seems out-of-place on the plant, but the flowers do attract honeybees, native bees, butterflies, and birds.

Plants can get quite large–up to 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide. The tuber-like root of this Phlomis gives the species its specific epithet. Phlomis tuberosa provides a strong vertical element in the garden and adds to a meadow-like appearance of planted areas. Cultivar ‘Amazone’ is known for its taller presence and more vigorous growth habit, when compared to the species.

Botanical Name Phlomis tuberosa ‘Amazone’
Common Name phlomis ‘Amazone’
Family Lamiaceae
USDA Zone 6 thru 9
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest All Seasons
Height and Spread
3-5ft x 2-3ft (90-150cm x 60-90cm)
Flower Color Purple, Pink
Attracts Wildlife Birds, Butterflies, Bees
Additional Information Native range: Ukraine
Location in Lurie Garden
Southwest Dark Plate, North Dark Plate