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Phlomis russeliana

Sticky Jerusalem sage

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  • Phlomis russeliana | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Phlomis russeliana | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMay to September
  • Height0.8m to 1.1m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.85m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow to orange
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

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.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Greek Jerusalem sage, Sage

Origin

Asia, N.Africa

Interest and use

Border. Dried flowers.

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Needs

  • LightAny
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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

Divide clumps

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