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Phlomis russeliana

For sale by Lewis Cottage Plants

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Although it looks tender, this Syrian plant is actually bone-hardy, stout stems bearing tiered whorls of hooded, butter yellow flowers in summer, above rough heart-shaped basal leaves. A valuable and easy plant that thrives in almost any soil. Rich buttery yellow flowers appear in June-Aug. Grey green heart shaped basal leaves. Impressive seedheads. Good ground cover.H&S 3ft x 2ft.

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2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Phlomis russeliana

Common names

Sticky Jerusalem sage, Greek Jerusalem sage, Sage


Phlomis russeliana (Sticky Jerusalem sage). This species has dark green foliage it is arranged in a neat clump, the flowering spikes grow about 3 feet. The blooms are a buttery yellow and appear at the stem just above the paired leaves. They are followed by seed pods which are also attractive and decorative.


They will tolerate moderate frosts, they will suffer in prolonged wet weather and should be grown in an exposed positions. Plant in a moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial-shade.

Interest and use

Border. Dried flowers.

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Phlomis russeliana | Unstone, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightAny
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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