Jerusalem sage

10 05 2012

Jerusalem sage (Phlomis fruticosa), a member of the Mint family; photographed against a backdrop of orange poppies

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10 05 2012
Betty Londergan

beautiful!!!! i don’t think i’ve ever seen this plant… love it!!

22 05 2012
Terry Novack

I just recently purchased a Jerusalem Sage and so far I LOVE this perennial herb. My concern is that I keep reading it likes sun, sun and more sun. Where I have it planted gives it maybe. about six hours of morning to afternoon sun. I am wondering if that will be enough sun for it to thrive. I also have a white potato vine and a bougainvilea barbara karst shrub in the same area and both of those require tons of sun as well. I may have to relocate them all idk. I hope not. Time will tell.

25 05 2012
cindydyer

Hi Terry, I think you might be okay with the six hours of sun you say the plant will get. Let me know how you fare!

26 05 2012
Terry Novack

Ok thanks Cindy. The temperature during the summer here gets in the triple digits so I am thinking the same as you. I have also heard that the bougainvilea likes to be in a rather tight container. Somewhere I even read to plant it underground (the roots) in a pot! Someone else at a nursery said no so I am getting different messages from different people of course. I decided against the pot but that may have been a mistake IDK. The best way to learn is plant and observe! I am so excited with my little garden. I recently added a Shasta Daisy “Becky” to the mix. So much fun. Your picture of the Jersualem Sage is amazing.

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