Herb: Jerusalem Sage


Latin name: Phlomis fruticosa


Family: Labiatae



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Shrub

Height:
130 cm
(4 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
July to
August


Scent:
Scented
Shrub

Habitat of Jerusalem Sage:

Dry cliffs and rocky places in limestone hills to 1000 metres.

Other uses of the herb:

Can be grown as a low hedge, it is very tolerant of trimming. A good dense ground cover for a sunny sheltered position, though it needs weeding for the first year or so.

Propagation of Jerusalem Sage:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. It normally germinates quickly in warm weather. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Layering.

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry cliffs and rocky places in limestone hills to 1000 metres.

Medicinal use of Jerusalem Sage:

None known

Known hazards of Phlomis fruticosa:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.