Sticky Jerusalem sage Phlomis russeliana Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Sticky Jerusalem sage (Phlomis russeliana) FLOW-miss russ-sel-lee-AY-nah Synonyms: P. samia 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. Overview 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 Uses Beds and Borders Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Perennials Phlomis russelianaView the discussion thread.