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Phlomis leucophracta (Jerusalem Sage)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Herb, Culinary, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer), Variegated green-silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Phlomis leucophracta - 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 leucophracta:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Phlomis leucophracta

  • Invasive top growth

Design & Plant Use for Phlomis leucophracta:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Outstanding large evergreen foliage
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
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