Phlomis Tuberosa

Jerusalem Sage

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.
Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Plant Code: PHTU

"Phlomis delights with dense whorled clusters of lavender-pink flowers blooming in tiered intervals up the well-branched, burgundy red stems. Plant forms a mound of scalloped heart-shaped foliage at the base; for the finale, ornamental seed heads develop in summer and remain attractive fall into winter."


Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3-4'
Spacing: Plant 2' apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Zones: "5-9"   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Lavender
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: "3.5"" square x 4"" deep"

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Winter Interest

Phlomis General Information

Phlomis is a well-behaved member of the mint family. Flower clusters in summer are replaced by attractive seed heads from fall into winter. Combines well with ornamental grasses. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Phlomis Plant Care

"Best grown in rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Performs well in sandy loams. Will tolerate some dry soil conditions. Wet soil should be avoided."