Waterwise Landscapes Incorporated
Jerusalem Sage ,Phlomis, Photo by Hunter Ten Broeck
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Marianne Lipanovich added this to The Right Touch: 13 Soft, Fuzzy Plants for Gardens and Pots
Jerusalem Sage(Phlomis fruticosa)Despite its name, Jerusalem sage is not a member of the sage family. It's got a similar look to many true sages, though, with woolly leaves and almost equally woolly flowers. This Mediterranean native is a popular choice for warmer climates (zones 8 to 10), where it is grown as an evergreen perennial, but it also does well in zones 5 to 7, although it will die back in winter. Where it will grow: Zones 8 to 10 as an evergreen; dies back in zones 5 to 7Light: Full sun; can take light shadeWater: Little to moderateJerusalem sage can handle drought conditions where summers are cool, but it needs a little more water in hotter areas. Freshly picked, it's a good addition to flower arrangements. The flowers also dry well.