Phlomis lychnitis is a deciduous Shrub growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from June to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.