Jerusalem sage

Phlomis fruticosa

Jerusalem sage - Phlomis fruticosa

Common Name: Jerusalem sage
Genus: Phlomis
Species: fruticosa

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, A good architectural plant

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Gold, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June & July

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

In June and July distinctive whorls of hooded golden yellow flowers are strung like beads at intervals above sage-like aromatic grey-green leaves. This spreading evergreen shrub forms a neat mound and even after the flowers fade it retains a dramatic presence in the border with architectural seedheads that look wonderful among late-flowering perennials and grasses. Try it towards the middle of a sunny mixed or herbaceous border or as part of a scheme with silver-leaved plants.

  • 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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