Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Phlomis fruticosa - Jerusalem Sage

This is a great plant for the garden. My problem is that I do not cut it back often enough to keep it compact.

It is a Mediterranean native, grows up to 4 feet tall and wide and as you can see, has grey wooly leaves with beautiful yellow flowers. It adds a bit of whimsy to the garden :^)

It doesn't require heavy watering, but does need good drainage. It does quite well in the semi-neglected garden.

Once this wave of blooming is done, I will cut it back at least by one third which will make it look a bit more tidy and I will probably get another bloom from it.

Happy Gardening and Enjoy the Earth!!!

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