Plant ID forum: Does anyone know what this herbacious flower is?

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bigpathome
Sep 19, 2017 2:05 PM CST

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Seen in the Royal Victoria Botanical gardens in Bath in September. Obviously the flowers are over, but the flower spikes are over 4' tall and I'm guessing that the flowers were sort of pompoms.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Sep 19, 2017 2:14 PM CST
Try comparing with the genus Phlomis. Thats what comes to mind. Something like this one.
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longk
Sep 19, 2017 2:28 PM CST
I agree - it looks like a Phlomis to me.
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Silversurfer
Sep 19, 2017 2:39 PM CST
Phlomis russeliana is the common one grown in UK.

http://www.rhsplants.co.uk/pla...
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
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HamiltonSquare
Sep 19, 2017 6:11 PM CST
That would be this one.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Nottingham - UK
bigpathome
Sep 24, 2017 1:15 PM CST
Thank You! Phlomis russeliana or Jerusalem Sage looks like the right answer. Thank you for your comments HamiltonSquare, Longk and Silversurfer. At least I was right about the pompom flowers Smiling

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