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Phlomis fruticosa
Phlomis fruticosa
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Phlomis fruticosa

Jerusalem Sage

USDA Zone: 5-10

Plant number: 1.409.050

Jerusalem Sage is widely used in California, but deserve to be grown more in colder regions. Plants form a shrubby mound of woolly silver-grey leaves, bearing spikes of butter-yellow flowers arranged in tiers or layers. Woody and evergreen in Zones 8 to 9, this will likely die back and restart from the ground in colder climates. Plants require excellent drainage, particularly in areas with hot muggy summers or wet winters. Plants may be pruned back hard in early spring when needed. Nice for cutting. Drought tolerant once established.

Further details for
Phlomis fruticosa

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   60-120 cm
   23-47 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.