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Phlomis russeliana (Sticky Jerusalem sage)

Phlomis russeliana Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Phlomis russeliana FLOW-miss russ-sel-lee-AY-nah Common Name: Sticky Jerusalem sage Synonyms: P. samia of gardens, P. viscosa of gardens Genus: Phlomis
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 characteristics: Unusual yellow, hooded flowers in whorls around stems.
Care: Prefers full sun but will tolerate a little shade. Soil should be well-drained and fertile. Deadhead.
Propagation: Start seeds indoors in spring at 55-64°F, or divide in spring or fall.
Problems: Usually problem-free except for leaf hoppers.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Early Summer; Late Spring; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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