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Phlomis fruticosa (Jerusalem Sage, Phlomis)

Phlomis fruticosa (Jerusalem Sage, Phlomis)

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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Herbaceous flower, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer), Light green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Phlomis fruticosa - Cultivation Notes

This compact low growing shrub will flourish in any well drained soil, whether sandy or chalky, just as long as you plant in a sheltered spot in full sun. Plant in groups or singularly mixed in with other sun loving plants. Prune out dead wood in spring.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Phlomis fruticosa:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Phlomis fruticosa

  • Invasive top growth

Design & Plant Use for Phlomis fruticosa:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
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