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Phlomis fruticosa (Jerusalem sage)

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Maintenance level
1 hour care
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Ultimate height
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Ultimate spread
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Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Phlomis fruticosa

Other names: Jerusalem sage, Yellow clary, Jupiter's distaff

Genus: Phlomis

Species: P. fruticosa - P. fruticosa has sage-like, grey-green ovate leaves and hooded, deep yellow flowers.

Phlomis fruticosa is: Evergreen

Flower: Yellow in Summer

Foliage: Grey-green in Summer

Habit: Bushy, Compact

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Specific pests: Leafhoppers

General care

Pruning: Seed heads can be left on for winter interest.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to

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Phlomis fruticosa (Jerusalem sage) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation: Plant in any well-drained fertile soil in full sun.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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