PHLOMIS russeliana
(PHLOMIS samia,
PHLOMIS viscosa)

Jerusalem Sage



Height: 3-4' (90-120cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Yellow

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder)
Order: Lamiales (Nettle Order)
Family: Lamiaceae (Nettle Family)
Genus: Phlomis (Phlomis)
Species: russeliana (Russel's)
Phlomis russeliana

Phlomis russeliana is a tough, coarse perennial, with a basal rosette of large, crinkly dark greyish-green leaves. In summer, it bears woody stems to about 3' tall with dense whorls of large hooded yellow flowers.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


Inside (20 days)
Outside (68 days)

Seed Pod There is no seed pod. The seeds are at the bottom of the large calyx, forming prickly
balls around the stem for each whorl.

Seed The seeds are large oval dark brown nutlets. Each individual flower produces four seeds.

Seedling The seedling has heart-shaped leaves with jagged edges.

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