Phlomis russeliana – Jerusalem Sage
Phlomis russeliana is a justifiably popular plant due to its long flowering season. From late spring, right through to early autumn, whorls of hooded, soft yellow flowers appear at intervals on tall, erect stems with dramatic, heart-shaped leaves. It likes dry soil in the sun, and it is a magnet for bees and pollinating insects. Flowers can be cut or dried for indoor arrangements.
Position: Sun/ Part Shade
Soil: dry/ sandy soil or a raised sheltered bed.
Flowers: June, July, August, September
Height: 1m x 1m (3ft x 3ft)
Time for full growth: 2 to 5 years
Attracts insects: No
Slug Resistant: Yes
Pot Size: 11 cm