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Phlomis russeliana
Common Name: Jerusalem Sage Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Phlomis russeliana
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The tall and stately Jerusalem sage is endemic to Turkey. From the mint family it sports mounds of fuzzy foliage that give rise to four foot spikes of buttery yellow flowers held at regular intervals along the stems. When the breeze catches the flowers in full bloom the effect is somewhat psychadelic! Flowers can occur from late spring through to autumn, but most generously in early summer. Interesting seedheads can be left during the winter to catch the frost.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
Native Habitat:
Woods, clearings and hazel scrub to 1700 m in Turkey.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom Time 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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