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Phlomis fruticosa (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 fruticosa

Other names

Jerusalem sage, Yellow clary, Jupiter's distaff

Genus

Phlomis Phlomis

Species

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


Phlomis fruticosa is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers Leafhoppers

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 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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Phlomis fruticosa

Other names

Jerusalem sage, Yellow clary, Jupiter's distaff

Genus

Phlomis Phlomis

Species

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

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers

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 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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