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).
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.
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Hardy Jerusalem Sage
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Early to late spring
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest, Evergreen, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
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.
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.
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