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Phlomis italica (Balearic Island Sage)

Balearic Island Sage, Italian Jerusalem Sage


Phlomis italica (Balearic Island Sage) is a spreading evergreen shrub with narrow, white-felted leaves and whorls of 2-lipped soft pink flowers in summer. The architectural presence of the blossoms and the evergreen foliage provide a great sight in all seasons. 

  • Grows up to 24-36 . tall and wide(60-90 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Excellent choice for beds and borders, wall-side borders, city gardens, coastal gardens, cottage gardens.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for leafhoppers. Deer resistant.
  • Prune lightly removing unsightly shoots as required in mid to late spring.
  • Propagate by seed at 55-64°F (13-18°C) in spring. Take softwood cuttings in summer.
  • Native to the Balearic Islands of Spain.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 9 – 11
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Phlomis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 9 – 11
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Phlomis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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