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Jerusalem Sage

Phlomis fruticosa

Also known as

Jupiter's Distaff, Yellow Clary, Sage

0 Phlomis fruticosa - Samoëns (2) by Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1.5m

50cm

Min

1m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Jerusalem Sage

Some yellow Phlomis fruticosa flowers on a plant with green leaves
Some yellow Phlomis fruticosa flowers on a plant with green leaves
Some yellow Phlomis fruticosa flowers on a plant with green leaves
Some yellow Phlomis fruticosa flowers on a plant with green leaves
Some yellow Phlomis fruticosa flowers on a plant with green leaves

Jerusalem Sage Overview

Phlomis fruticosa is a small evergreen shrub species with an upright, spreading habit. It produces sage-like grey-green leaves which are oval in shape and measure approximately 12cm long. The flowers are hooded and deep yellow in colour, they are around 3cm long and arranged in whorls. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Jerusalem Sage

How to propagate Jerusalem Sage

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in the summer.

Division

Divide in the spring.

Seed

Sow seed under cover from late spring.

Special features of Jerusalem Sage

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Jerusalem Sage

Banks and specimen. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.