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Phlomis longifolia (Long-leaved Jerusalem sage)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Phlomis longifolia

Other names

Long-leaved Jerusalem sage

Genus

Phlomis Phlomis

Species

P. longifolia - P. longifolia is a rounded to spreading, borderline hardy, evergreen shrub with white-woolly juvenile stems bearing lance-shaped, veined, mid- to dark green leaves, woolly beneath. Dense whorls of tubular, hooded, deep yellow flowers bloom in summer.


Phlomis longifolia is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers Leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8 or 9.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Phlomis longifolia (Long-leaved Jerusalem sage) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered site. Tolerates light frost. Tolerates brief periods of drought once established.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Phlomis longifolia

Other names

Long-leaved Jerusalem sage

Genus

Phlomis Phlomis

Species

P. longifolia - P. longifolia is a rounded to spreading, borderline hardy, evergreen shrub with white-woolly juvenile stems bearing lance-shaped, veined, mid- to dark green leaves, woolly beneath. Dense whorls of tubular, hooded, deep yellow flowers bloom in summer.

Native to

Southwestern Asia

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8 or 9.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Phlomis longifolia (Long-leaved Jerusalem sage) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered site. Tolerates light frost. Tolerates brief periods of drought once established.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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