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Phlomis fruticosa /Jerusalem Sage

Phlomis fruticosa  / Phlomis fruticosa
Silver-gray foliage and yellow flowers
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Silver-gray foliage and yellow flowers

Flowers, foliage and seed heads

Clump of Jerusalem sage that is a fine perennial for hot dry landscapes

Flowers, seed pods and foliage

A large mature clump of Jerusalem sage

Single flower

Flower and foliage

A mature flowering plant

Close-up view of the velvet-like foliage

Large, velvet-like leaves

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Scientific Name: Phlomis fruticosa
Common Name: Jerusalem Sage
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: Is often semi-evergreen in the northern part of its region of hardiness. It has felty, gray leaves and is drought tolerant. It produces yellow, snapdragon-like flowers in spring and scattered blossoms in summer. Plant are dug, divided and replanted in fall or spring.