Common Names: jerusalem sage
Type: Evergreen shrub
Size: 4 ft. high and wide.
Flowers: Golden yellow flowers, 1 in., spring and summer if watered; leaves gray green, wooly, about 6 - 8 in.
Uses: Slopes, mixed flower gardens, color and shape accent, in heat. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Deer resistant.
Water: Low to medium; blooms more with more.
Sun: Full sun; some shade inland.
Pruning: Prune back half to keep compact, cut back lightly after bloom. Misting before pruning helps keep down peltate hairs. Cut back hard in late winter to rejuvenate.
Pests & Diseases: Generally pest and disease free. May be bothered by leafhoppers. Resists oak root fungus.
Notes: Phlomis has about 100 species. Native to rocky, dry cliffs on coast and inland Mediterranean. Hardy to 0° F.