Common Name: Jerusalem sage
Skill Level: Experienced
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Sandy
Time to take cuttings: June to August
Grown in gardens for over 400 years, Phlomis fruticosa is a handsome Mediterranean species and a popular choice when a bold grey shrub is wanted for a warm sunny border. It is reliably hardy in all but the coldest gardens, although hard frost can cause passing damage to the shoot tips. Robust and impressive in well-drained positions, especially in limy soils, it can become leggy and bare at the base unless trimmed annually. As a younger plant, it does best in fertile ground, and benefits from propagating every few years. To propagate, take cuttings in summer. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Looks good with:Echinops ritro
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