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Jerusalem Sage

Phlomis spp.

Also known as

Lampwick Plant, Turkish Sage

Phlomis fruticosa - Kreta by Frente (CC BY-SA 2.0 de)

Full Sun
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





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Jerusalem Sage Overview

Phlomis is a genus containing around 93 species of herbaceous perennials, or evergreen subshrubs and shrubs in the Lamiaceae family native to a region that stretches from the Mediterranean basin through central Asia to China. The plants are often hairy with rough sage-like leaves and erect stems carrying whorls of tubular, hooded flowers in yellow, pink, purple or white. These plants are commonly known as Jerusalem Sage, Turkish Sage or Lampwick Plant, some species are cultivated for Mediterranean planting schemes.

How to propagate Jerusalem Sage


Propagate by seed in autumn.


Shrubs may also be increased from softwood cuttings in summer and perennials by division in the spring.


Other uses of Jerusalem Sage

They are 'architectural' plants that are attractive for their conspicuous, hooded flowers, borne in dense whorls, their foliage and dried seed heads. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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