Phlomis are delightful hardy perennials that range in height from 45 cm to 90 cm.
They have paired leaves and carry clusters of white, purple or yellow flowers that bloom from spring to summer.
A common name for Phlomis is Jerusalem Sage.
Phlomis lanata by peganum.
The seeds of Jerusalem sage (Phlomis) can be sown outdoors (lightly covered) in the spring. The plants are tolerant of sunny and partially shaded areas. Ideally the soil that Jerusalem Sage grows in should be sandy, light and infertile.
If starting off Jerusalem sage indoors then do so about two months in advance. The Jerusalem Sage seeds take from two to seven weeks to germinate at 10 degrees centigrade. Once growing transplant into the garden about 60 cm apart.
It is easy to look after Phlomis plants such as Jerusalem Sage; they require to be watered during prolonged dry periods; and the flowering stems should be pruned lightly in the winter. The Phlomis plant should be divided every three years or so in the autumn to maintain vigour and to propagate further plants; alternatively take cuttings in the spring.
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