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Phlomis chrysophylla (Golden-leaved Jerusalem sage)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Phlomis chrysophylla

Other names

Golden-leaved Jerusalem sage

Genus

Phlomis Phlomis

Species

P. chrysophylla - P. chrysophylla is a small, rounded, evergreen shrub with spreading branches bearing oval, grey-green leaves that turn yellow-green in late summer. Whorls of hooded, golden-yellow flowers bloom in upper leaf axils in early summer.


Phlomis chrysophylla is: Evergreen

Habit

Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green in Autumn; Yellow-green in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers Leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Seed heads can be left on for winter interest.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Phlomis chrysophylla

Other names

Golden-leaved Jerusalem sage

Genus

Phlomis Phlomis

Species

P. chrysophylla - P. chrysophylla is a small, rounded, evergreen shrub with spreading branches bearing oval, grey-green leaves that turn yellow-green in late summer. Whorls of hooded, golden-yellow flowers bloom in upper leaf axils in early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green in Autumn; Yellow-green in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Seed heads can be left on for winter interest.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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