Phlomis fruticosa

Sage-Jerusalem

Phlomis fruticosa

Photo Credit: Stan Shebs


Phlomis fruticosa

Sage-Jerusalem

This sun loving, Mediterranean style perennial bears tall stalks carrying whorls of showy butter yellow flowers that attract birds and pollinators. Its fuzzy, silvery green foliage forms a shrubby clump that dies back to the ground in winter except in warm climates where it is evergreen. Requires excellent drainage, especially in winter.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 10
  • Height: 24-48"
  • Spread: 30-36"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Yellow-Gold Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 10
  • Height: 24-48"
  • Spread: 30-36"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Yellow-Gold Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Low
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes