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Phlomis lanata (Woolly Jerusalem Sage)

Woolly Jerusalem Sage


Phlomis lanata (Woolly Jerusalem Sage) is a compact evergreen shrub with architectural whorls of deep yellow flowers over a long season. Blooming from spring to summer, the showy flowers appear on short stems above the foliage. Additional flushes of bloom may occur throughout the growing season if the stems are promptly cut back after flowering. Reminiscent of sage, the foliage of lance-shaped, deeply-veined, gray-green leaves, up to 1 in. long (2.5 cm), is however not aromatic. Seed heads can be left over winter for their effect.

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. high (60-90 cm) and 4-6 ft. wide (120-180 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to light shade in fertile, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Very useful and adaptable in the garden. Excellent choice for the dry sunny border, cottage gardens or coastal gardens.
  • Low maintenance and generally disease free. Keep an eye out for for leafhoppers. Deer resistant.
  • Seed heads can be left on for winter interest.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer or division in the spring. Propagate by seed in late spring under cover.
  • Native to Crete.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Phlomis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Phlomis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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