Jerusalem sage

Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone'

Jerusalem sage - Phlomis tuberosa  'Amazone'

Common Name: Jerusalem sage
Genus: Phlomis
Species: tuberosa
Cultivar: 'Amazone'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, A good architectural plant

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

In July and August whorls of tubular lilac flowers appear at intervals like fluffy beads on erect stems held high above large downy leaves. Even after the flowers fade this plant retains a dramatic presence in the border with architectural seedheads that look wonderful among late-flowering perennials and grasses. This is a versatile robust perennial that can cope with drought and is equally at home as part of a cottage-garden scheme or among silver leaved plants and ornamental grasses.

  • Garden care: In mid-spring shorten any frost-damaged stems cutting back to just above a healthy bud. Remove any weak or diseased shoots cutting cleanly back to the base.

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