Botanical Name: Phlomis fruticosa
 Common Name: Jerusalem Sage
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Perennial

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Low, Extra in Summer

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Dry

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden, Woodland

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer

 

Location Uses

Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio

 

Special Uses

Mass Planting

 

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Linda Engstrom/Hunter

  • Description

  • Notes

This hardy perennial is a useful, old-time garden plant with coarse, woolly gray/green leaves. Yellow, 1" flowers appear spring to summer in ball-shaped whorls. It handles drought and poor soils but needs full sun.