Jerusalem Sage

Phlomis fruticosa

The most well-known species of Phlomis, a fantastic multi-purpose plant to anchor your garden. The oldest plant in the OAEC Mother Garden at 50 years is a gnarled old specimen that has delighted us throughout those years. Much of the summer it produces architectural whorls of bright golden yellow hooded flowers that have a reservoir of nectar that attract butterflies and people, especially children, who litter the pathway with discarded flowers after emptying them of their yummily sublime sugary treat.

Water: Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: A long-lived woody semi-evergreen shrub that requires little care, sprawling and up to 4' tall

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Any soil, very adaptable

Origin: Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and Italy

Jerusalem Sage