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PHLOMIS fruticosa
Jerusalem Sage


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:: Lamiaceae :: PHLOMIS :: fruticosa
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Hardy plant up to zone 7, very resistant to drought, growing in any soil even degraded (pebbles, rubble). Original flowering of bright color, melliferous.


Prune the plant just after flowering (July) to maintain a rounded shape. Never return to old wood (prune over a leafy bud).

Small evergreen shrub of East-Mediterranean origin. Very resistant to drought, its shoots and underside of leaves are whitish and hairy. Leaves, oval, are gray-yellow to silver-gray. Mid-spring, the clusters rise, and carry many bright yellow flowers, bilabiate, melliferous.

  • Uses: Flower beds, embankments, rockeries, planters, pots

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: bushy
  • Height: 1 m x 1 m (3 ft x 3 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: May to July

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oblong
  • Foliage colour: grey
  • Flowers shape: clusters, bilabiate tubular flowers
  • Flowers colour: yellow


  • Soil type: drained, poor
  • Exposure: sun
  • Hardiness: - 15 °C (5 °F - USDA zone 7b)