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Care of the plant Phlomis chrysophylla or Golden-leaved Jerusalem sage.

Care of the shrub Phlomis chrysophylla or Golden-leaved Jerusalem sage

The genus Phlomis, family Lamiaceae, comprises 100 species of shrubs and herbaceous plants native to Asia and the Mediterranean region. Some species are: Phlomis chrysophylla, Phlomis purpurea, Phlomis fruticosa, Phlomis italica, Phlomis russeliana, Phlomis lycia, Phlomis samia, Phlomis lanata, Phlomis lychnitis, Phlomis maroccana, Phlomis cypria, Phlomis viscosa.

Common name: Golden-leaved Jerusalem sage. This species is native to the Mediterranean region and Central Asia.

They are compact shrubs (woody at the base) that reach 1 meter (3.28 feet) in height and width. The foliage consists of larger basal leaves and leaves similar to those of Salvia officinalis located in the upper part of the plant; both types of leaves have a velvety texture. The flowers are yellow and appear in axillary groups. They bloom during the spring.

They are used in rockery, on dry and sunny slopes, in low-maintenance gardens and in bushy groups.

Phlomis chrysophylla prefers full sun exposure and a warm climate (Mediterranean climate). They resist occasional frosts.

They grow in any well-drained soil: rocky, alkaline, poor, or sandy.

They are plants of easy cultivation and great resistance to drought. They only require occasional watering in summer.

They do not need fertilizers.

They can be pruned after flowering to maintain a compact appearance.

They are quite resistant plants to pests and diseases.

They are propagated by seeds sown in spring in a seedbed with a slightly damp sandy substrate.

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Phlomis chrysophylla
Phlomis chrysophylla
Phlomis chrysophylla