JERUSALEM SAGE Phlomis
Whorls of butter-yellow, hooded flowers appear from late spring to late summer. Blooms remain attractive after they fade; flowers remain upright and visible all winter.
Jerusalem sage is a 3-4 foot tall, hardy perennial with handsome, 6-8 inch, olive green, heart-shaped leaves. Plants spread quickly and thickly (not invasive) to form easy to grow, weed suppressing ground covers. Can also be used as unusual accent plants for drought tolerant and deer resistant gardens. Winter hardy to zone 4.
How to Plant Phlomis Seeds
Sow Jerusalem sage seeds in cell packs or flats. Press into soil and lightly cover. Kept at 65° F. germination will average 40-60 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost, in groups of 3-4 seeds spaced 24-30 inches apart. Thin to the strongest plant.
Growing Jerusalem sage: Full or part sun. Drought tolerant in mild summer climates, provide moderate moisture where summers are hot. Flowers are excellent for cutting, and can be dried for winter arrangements. Plants are deer resistant perennials