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Sticky Jerusalem sage

Phlomis russeliana

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An unusual looking perennial from Turkey and Syria with hooded, pale yellow flowers encircling hairy stems. The flowers somewhat resemble Monarda. Leaves are aromatic and slightly fuzzy. P. russeliana reaches 3 feet tall and nearly as wide. Grow en masse in a border or near a warm wall.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsUnusual yellow, hooded flowers in whorls around stems.

CarePrefers full sun but will tolerate a little shade. Soil should be well-drained and fertile. Deadhead.

PropagationStart seeds indoors in spring at 55-64°F, or divide in spring or fall.

ProblemsUsually problem-free except for leaf hoppers.

  • Genus : Phlomis
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Spring, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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