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PHLOMIS fruticosa

Commonly known as Jerusalem sage

Yellow flowers, felted grey-green foliage
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Sage-like, wrinkled leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • Yellow
    3cm (1¼in) long
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Mound-forming shrub with upright shoots. Flowers are formed in axillary whorls
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

PHLOMIS fruticosa

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects
    Pests & Diseases
    Leafhoppers
    Place of origin
    Eastern Mediterranean
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Suitable for open site, slightly back from the sea
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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Phlomis - Growing Guide
1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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