Jerusalem Sage

Phlomis russeliana

How to plant Phlomis seeds

Jerusalem Sage - Phlomis russeliana
Jerusalem Sage Phlomis russeliana Jerusalem Sage flowers


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 ft. tall, hardy perennial with handsome, 6-8 in. 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.

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How to Plant and Grow Jerusalem Sage Phlomis

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Plant Jerusalem Sage 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 in. apart. Thin to the strongest plant.

Grow Jerusalem Sage Phlomis: 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.