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Phlomis russeliana - (Sims.)Benth.

Common Name Jerusalem Sage
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods, clearings and hazel scrub to 1700 metres in Turkey[187].
Range N. Africa to W. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Phlomis russeliana Jerusalem Sage


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Summary

Bloom Color: Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Upright or erect.


Physical Characteristics

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Phlomis russeliana is an evergreen Perennial growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.6 m (2ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jul to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms

P. viscosa. Hort.

Habitats

 Ground Cover;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Plants have large heart-shaped leaves that overlap to make an extremely effective weed suppressing ground cover[200]. They form a carpet that roots as it spreads and should be spaced about 60cm apart each way[208].

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Border, Foundation, Ground cover, Specimen. Succeeds in most well-drained soils in full sun or light shade[187, 200]. Succeeds in dry soils, tolerating drought when established[190]. Requires a position sheltered from strong winds[200]. Plants are hardy to about -20°c[187]. There are some named varieties selected for their ornamental value[200]. Plants are often confused in cultivation with P. samia, which differs mainly in having pink flowers[200]. Special Features: Attractive foliage, Naturalizing.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germinates quickly. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or autumn[200].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Phlomis fruticosaJerusalem Sage, Shrubby Jerusalem sage00
Phlomis lychnitisLamwick Plant10
Phlomis samia 00
Phlomis tuberosaTuberous Jerusalem sage20
Phlomis umbrosa 02

 

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Botanical References

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