Español  English  

Consulta Plantas

Gardening and plant care since 2001

Care of the plant Phlomis maroccana or Pink Jerusalem Sage.

Care of the plant Phlomis maroccana or Pink 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 maroccana, Phlomis lycia, Phlomis lanata, Phlomis fruticosa, Phlomis cypria, Phlomis chrysophylla, Phlomis purpurea, Phlomis italica, Phlomis russeliana, Phlomis samia, Phlomis lychnitis, Phlomis viscosa.

Common name: Pink Jerusalem Sage. This species is native to Morocco.

They are highly branched perennial plants that reach 1 meter in height. The leaves are chordate-oblong in shape, bright green, velvety in texture, and larger than those of other species of the genus Phlomis. The lipped flowers appear in whorls and are pink or purple with purple spots on the lower lip. They bloom in spring.

They are used to cover dry and sunny slopes, to form groups with other Mediterranean plants and in pots and planters.

Phlomis maroccana prefers full sun exposure (it can grow in semi-shade) and a hot, dry climate. They resist frost down to -12 ºC.

They grow in any well-drained soil: stony, poor, or alkaline. Planting is done in early spring at the rate of 2 specimens per square meter.

They resist drought very well; water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry.

They do not need fertilizers.

Prune the dried inflorescences.

They do not usually present serious pest and disease problems.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring or by division also in spring.

Images of the plant Phlomis maroccana or Pink Jerusalem Sage

Phlomis maroccana
Phlomis maroccana
Phlomis maroccana
Phlomis maroccana
Phlomis maroccana
 

Find plants