Phlomis fruticosa, Jerusalem Sage
Common Names: Satiny Wormwood, Mugwort, Silvermound Artemisia
Light: Full Sun
Height: 2′ – 3′
Spacing/Spread: 3′ – 4′
Color: Silver-grey foliage. Yellow flowers.
Interest: Spring blooming.
Texas Native: No, but particularly well adapted to central Texas and Austin.
Features: Wonderful yellow blooming evergreen. Interesting blooms and foliage. Full sun.
Austin Native Landscaping: “Holly Cow! This amazing Texas adapted perennial should be the first choice in many full sun Xeriscape designs in Austin. It is a bold flowering evergreen, and it’s very unusual and unique yellow blooms will explode in your Xeriscape during the spring. The foliage is attractive and quite special; Children will just love touching it fuzzy texture all day long. Highly recommended for any and all full sun drought resistant landscape designs! “
Family: Lamiaceae (Pronounced – lay-mee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Phlomis (Pronounced – FLOW-miss)
Species: fruticosa (Pronounced – froo-tih-KOH-suh)
Propagation: Seeds, softwood cuttings, rootball division.