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Item #: 779
Zones: 7a to 10b
Height: 30" tall
Origin: Mediterranean Europe
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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Phlomis fruticosa is one of the plants in my garden that I wouldn't garden without. For year-round interest it's hard to beat this felt-like, grey-leaved, drought-loving perennial/sub-shrub, to 30" tall x 5' wide. The dense clumps of evergreen (or should I say ever-grey) finger-shaped, heavily-textured foliage provide a nice foil for the whorls of yellow, snapdragon-like flowers that top the plant in late April/May. Phlomis fruticosa will produce a sporadic repeat flowering in late summer. Jerusalem sage is quite durable, deer-resistant, and easy to grow, but prefers a well-drained site. For added excitement in the garden, plant a group of Arum palaestinum nearby and stand back.