Phlomis cashmeriana

Kashmir False Sage

 

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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).

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Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to grow
Good for Cut Flowers
Evergreen
Evergreen
Winter Interest
Good for Dried Flowers
Low Maintenance
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Full Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 77103
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Details

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.
SKU 77103
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
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, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Easy to grow, Good for Cut Flowers, Evergreen, Winter Interest, Good for Dried Flowers, Low Maintenance, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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.

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 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. 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.

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2.8

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  • Hardy (3)

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2.0

Never thrived

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from Montrose, Co

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Phlomis cashmeriana:

      I ordered 3 of these to replace other more sun loving plants when a crab tree shaded them out. I thought they would be perfect since the size and shade tolerance was just what I wanted. The first and second years they got the pretty green leaves but the overall plant never reached more than about 8 inches. Last year one of the 3 was barely surviving while the other 2 again looked like green houseplants that never blooms. This year only one has survived. I was attempting to replace the 2 but now see they are unavailable. If I can't replace the 2 I guess I will pull the one that survives but doesn't bloom and get 3 of something else. I am very disappointed in this plant. It hasn't ever lived up to what I expected from the catalogue description. I also ordered 3 Hardy Jerusalum Sage plants planted in pretty much the same location and they are doing much better.

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      5.0

      Beautiful Plant and Flowers

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      from Four Corners region, Colorado

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Phlomis cashmeriana:

        This was so easy to grow. Attained it's stated height the second year and has beautiful flowers. It has produced numerous new plants also. Very low maintenance. I've seldom watered this plant.

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        2.0

        Slow. Jury's still out.

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        from Los Alamos

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Phlomis cashmeriana:

        I bought about 6 of these last summer. I planted some in shade and some in sun, but none of them grew larger that the four leafed one foot tall plant that was mailed to me. Most of the above ground foliage was devoured by flea beetles and earwigs, leaving nothing green above ground. I called HCG and had them replaced, but the new ones me the same fate. No height. No blooms.
        This spring, the same four leaves have poked up above ground early, along with all of my other trustworthy perennials. Maybe this will be the year that they grow to advertised height an bloom? Who knows....

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        2.0

        Trying again

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        from Portland, Oregon

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Phlomis cashmeriana:

            Arrived as healthy little plants. I placed them in a part of the my PNW garden (clay soil with a little added compost) that gets about 4-5 hours afternoon sun in the summer. The plants did not grow. They didn't look unhealthy either, just didn't take off in terms of their growth. Then when winter came they just did not make it. Not sure what I could have done better but I am going to give them another shot starting earlier in the year to get them established. They look so beautiful and unusual.

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            2.0

            Perhaps too much shade

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            from Fort Collins, CO

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Phlomis cashmeriana:

            I have seen these looking quite nice in sunny locations. I purchased two because it is listed as one of the few plants for full shade. I have it planted in the "deep" shade window well with amended soil and have some other shade plants doing well down there, but in two seasons now it has never done anything but leaf out and hasn't gotten more than a foot tall which is much less than I had hoped for.

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            2.0

            Surviving but not thriving.

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            from Denison, TX

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Phlomis cashmeriana:

              To be fair to this poor plant, last season (its first), we had record rains, and this year we've had early triple-digit heat indices. I planted it in a fourteen-inch pot and placed it in an area with only a couple of hours of sun last year - it had nice foliage but never bloomed, so this year I moved it to an area with more sun. It bloomed but hasn't gained much in size. My experience with other sages has been that they sometimes perform better the second or third year, so we'll see how the fall and next year go. It definitely gets extra points for toughness! I probably wouldn't recommended it for this area unless it improves its performance.

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              4.0

              Lovely color

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              from White Pigeon, MI

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Phlomis cashmeriana:

                I am partial to plants of this color. It filled a spot where I needed height.

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                1.0

                Oh well...

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                from Boise, ID

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Phlomis cashmeriana:

                While I am new-ish to my region, I am not new to gardening. Always looking for plants that will diversify my beds. Have been very pleased with most of my other High Country Gardens starts, this one just didn't take off. Following the website guide, I put it in a spot where it got morning sun, afternoon shade. It is classified as a sage - it was planted in understory - was that the problem? Will be interested to see if it comes back in the spring.

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                5.0

                Anywhere you have Soil!

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                from Denver area

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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Phlomis cashmeriana:

                    This phlomis will grow anywhere---sun or shade, moist or xeric! Benefits from a little extra water. It has taken a couple of transplants without complaint, but as a result has not yet sized up to the 3'plus I've observed in local Denver demonstraton gardens. Summer flowers are nice, though not overly showy; but the winter presence--tiered fountains of seed heads--is outstanding. Larger foliage is nice contrast to a lot of the fine leaves of many xeric plants. Very easy to grow, tolerant of all kinds of conditions.

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                    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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