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A picture of a Jerusalem Sage

Jerusalem Sage

Phlomis italica

Also known as

Balearic Island Sage

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Jerusalem Sage Overview

This is a tall evergreen shrub, The leaves are lance-shaped with shallow toothed leaves. The flowers are about 25mm long they bloom in whorls which are pink to lavender and open from late summer.

How to propagate Jerusalem Sage

Seed

Propagate by seed in autumn.

Cuttings

Shrubs may also be increased from softwood cuttings in summer and perennials by division in the spring.

Division

Other uses of Jerusalem Sage

They are 'architectural' plants that are attractive for their conspicuous, hooded flowers, borne in dense whorls, their foliage and dried seed heads. Suitable for coastal conditions.