Phlomis russeliana

Hardy Jerusalem Sage

Yellow Phlomis russeliana, Phlomis russeliana, Hardy Jerusalem Sage

Phlomis russeliana, a Mediterranean species native to the mountains of Syria, is admired for both its unusual whorls of soft yellow flowers and its large olive-green leaves. Commonly known as Hardy Jerusalem Sage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

Learn More…
$10.99
per plant - 5" deep pot
Zones 4 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Early to late spring
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBL3Y51

Details

36" tall x 20" wide (cutting/seed propagated). This Mediterranean species, native to the mountains of Syria, is admired for both its unusual whorls of soft yellow flowers and its large olive-green leaves. Phlomis russeliana (commonly known as Hardy Jerusalem Sage) has proven to be quite cold tolerant. A very tough and easy-to-grow plant, Phlomis adds an eye catching structure to the garden, combining readily with other perennials with interesting foliage, like Gray Santolina.
SKU HBL3Y51
Common Name Hardy Jerusalem Sage
Botanical Name Phlomis russeliana
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 36" tall
Mature Spread 20" wide
Bloom Time Early to late spring
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Coastal California
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

More Shipping Info

Reviewsby PowerReviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
High Country GardensPhlomis russeliana
 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)

Reviewed by 5 customers

Displaying reviews 1-5

Back to top

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Unique Short Plant

By 

from Eastern Colorado

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Pretty Foilage
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Phlomis russeliana:

    Despite the description of a tall plant, it is actually short--about 5"- 6". The tallness is in the flower stalk, which in eastern Colorado shoots up in May and blossoms in mid-June. The blossoms last about 2-weeks.

    For us, this plant spreads slowly. It's been in our garden 4 years, and now needs weeded out. It was first planted in the shadow of Russian Sage. It didn't begin blooming until its second season--give it a chance.

    After its yellow blossoms are gone, it looks unique for awhile. Then it gets ratty-looking, and I chop off the stalk. The remaining foliage is pretty.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    2.0

    Nice leaves, no flowers

    By 

    from Chicago, Il

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Leaves Are Beautiful

    Cons

    • Failed To Bloom

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Phlomis russeliana:

    The leaves came up very early and have persisted. But despite following planting directions and putting in the spot that was recommended for light, water, soil etc., there isn't a single bloom. I bought these for the flowers and am very disappointed. Everything I've read said to expect flowers early to late spring. It's now the end of June and nothing.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A true joy

    By 

    from Nashville, Tenn.

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy For 5 To 6 Yrs
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about High Country Gardens Phlomis russeliana:

        Early summer show…

        Everyone wants to know what it is

        Then… it does not come back after 5 yrs or so

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Jerusalem Sage great in West Texas

        By 

        from Abilene, TX

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about High Country Gardens Phlomis russeliana:

          Jerusalem Sage grows in my clay soil with little water after getting started. Unusual flowers--yellow whorls. Some are in a garden that gets water. Others in a back rocky area that gets very little water and much sun. All do well. No insect or disease problems. Will start blooming well the second or third year. Roots easily from cuttings. Requires a little trimming to keep in shape. Can be moved easily. Good as cut flower.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          So far, so good

          By 

          from Fort Washington, MD

          About Me Professional Landscaper

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Nice Foliage

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Front Of Border
            • Garden
            • Outdoors

            Comments about High Country Gardens Phlomis russeliana:

            Phlomis Russeliana got off to a slow start, but my soil is hard clay. The plants survived drought, and a severely cold winter. Animal pests have not bothered them. In their second year, half of them are blooming. I am still evaluating to determine how long the bloom season is, and if they will re-bloom. Otherwise, a beautiful flower and nicely textured bold foliage for the front of a border.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            Displaying reviews 1-5

            Back to top

            Q & A

            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

            Find Your Planting Zone:

            Enter your Zip Code to find your USDA Planting Zone

            You are using an out-of-date browser. You will still be able to shop HighCountryGardens.com, but some functionality may not work unless you update to a modern browser. Update My Browser

            ×

            Please wait...

            Item added to your cart

            has been added to your cart.