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PHLOMIS purpurea
Purple Jerusalem Sage


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:: Lamiaceae :: PHLOMIS :: purpurea
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Main asset

Plant requiring a draining soil, very resistant to drought, suckering, growing in any soil even degraded (pebbles, rubble). Original flowering, melliferous.


Prune the plant just after flowering (August) or at the end of winter to maintain a rounded shape.

Small evergreen shrub native to North Africa of South the Iberian Peninsula. Very resistant to drought, its shoots and underside of leaves are woolly whitish. The leaves, narrow, are greyish dark green. In late spring, pink-purple bilabiate flowers appear in the axils of the leaves.

  • Uses: Flower beds, embankments, rockeries, planters, pots

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: bushy, suckering
  • Height: 70 cm x 60 cm (2.3 ft x 2 ft)
  • Growth: medium to fast
  • Flowering period: June to August

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oblong
  • Foliage colour: green grey
  • Flowers shape: clusters, bilabiate tubular flowers
  • Flowers colour: pink


  • Soil type: drained, poor
  • Exposure: sun
  • Hardiness: - 10 °C (14 °F - USDA zone 8a)