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Care of the plant Phlomis fruticosa or Jerusalem sage.

Care of the plant Phlomis fruticosa or Jerusalem sage

The genus Phlomis, family Lamiaceae, comprises 100 species of shrubs and herbaceous plants native to Asia and the Mediterranean region. Some species are: Phlomis fruticosa, Phlomis cypria, Phlomis chrysophylla, Phlomis purpurea, Phlomis italica, Phlomis russeliana, Phlomis lycia, Phlomis samia, Phlomis lanata, Phlomis lychnitis, Phlomis maroccana, Phlomis viscosa.

Common name: Jerusalem sage. This species is native to eastern Mediterranean.

They are perennial plants with a woody base that reach 1 meter in height. It has two types of leaves: the basal ones are 3-9 cm long and are elliptical or lanceolate, and the upper ones are smaller. These leaves are velvety and similar to Salvia. The showy yellow flowers appear in whorls. They bloom during the summer.

They are used in Mediterranean rockery, on slopes, in groups and in pots. They are ideal for gardens by the sea.

Phlomis fruticosa needs a sunny exposure and average annual temperatures of 15-25 ºC. They do not resist the intense cold.

They do not resist very acid soils; They prefer well-drained and light calcareous soils but grow in any type of soil. Transplanting and planting are done in spring or fall.

Water moderately throughout the year waiting for the substrate to be completely dry. They are drought resistant plants.

Fertilize lightly with compost in the fall.

They do not need pruning.

They are resistant to pests but sensitive to excess moisture.

They are propagated by stem cuttings (late summer or winter) or by seeds sown in spring or fall.

Images of the plant Phlomis fruticosa or Jerusalem sage

Phlomis fruticosa
Phlomis fruticosa
Phlomis fruticosa
Phlomis fruticosa
Phlomis fruticosa
Phlomis italica
Phlomis italica
 

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