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Phlomis fruticosa

Jerusalem sage

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  • Phlomis fruticosa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Phlomis fruticosa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.5m to 1m
  • Spread0.5m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Phlomis fruticosa (Jerusalem sage). This is an evergreen shrub, it is grown for the strikingly beautiful yellow flowers which are borne in whorls from early to mid-summer, The leaves are oval, wrinkled and felty green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Sage

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Banks and specimen. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or from small cuttings of non- flowering shoots, or by division where possible.

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