Phlomis cashmeriana

Kashmir False Sage

Kashmir Sage is an amazingly beautiful plant with showy spires of bright lavender-pink flowers. The huge leaves and stately flower spikes give the perennial great architectural value in the waterwise landscape. A 2004 Plant Select winner. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Dried Flowers
Evergreen
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Winter Interest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height30-36" tall
Mature Spread18-24" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014683

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).

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30-36" tall x 18-24" wide (seed propagated). Native to the drier areas of the western Himalayas and Kashmir, this outstanding performer is right at home in western gardens where its stately architecture, large, handsome gray-green foliage and showy spikes of lavender-pink verticillasters (whorled flower clusters) make Kashmir Sage a highlight of the summer garden. This plant is invaluable for use in both sun and shade. Easily grown in most any soil, including clay, sand and garden loam. You can thank Panayoti Kelaidis of Denver Botanic Garden for his long time advocacy of this undeservedly obscure plant.
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SKUHC014683
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Kashmir False Sage
Botanical Name
Phlomis cashmeriana
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Full Shade
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
30-36" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Evergreen, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest
Awards
Plant Select
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Phlomis (Jeruselum Sage) - a huge genus of sage-like plants that range from Europe across Asia into China. Almost completely resistant to browsing deer and rabbits.

Preferred growing conditions
  • Plant in most soil types including clay. Generally, they prefer to be planted in a full sun location. Phlomis cashmeriana is an exception and does well in part to full dappled shade.
  • Mulch with common mulching materials except of moisture climates where plants should remain unmulched.
  • Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. Thereafter, weekly or bi-weekly deep watering is all this plant needs.
  • Deadheading is will not bring the plants back into flower, but keeps the attractive foliage looking tidy. Cut tall flowering stems where they emerge from the mound of low foliage.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
  • Special comments
  • Phlomis seed heads are ornamental and provide winter interest; leave standing over the winter and cut off in early to mid-spring along with the old foliage.
  • Many species can be divided in mid-spring if more plants are needed.
  • These are low care perennials that don't like rich soil or a lot of water; this makes the plants leggy and prone to flopping.

  • 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.
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