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.
Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
Woods, clearings and hazel scrub to 1700 m in Turkey.