Phlomis Fructosa (Jerusalem Sage)
Tall, stiffly upright leafy stems carry several whorls of dusky yellow hooded flowers above a slowly spreading carpet of large, heart-shaped rough mid-green leaves that are evergreen. A tolerant plant, it will grow in many situations and the old stems look great throughout the winter. Also good for dried flower arranging.
3-4 feet tall, slow spread for good ground cover, easy care, easy maintenance, once established pretty bomb proof, likes the sun and dry.
Deer resistant apparently!
Sow Jerusalem sage seeds in small pots or trays. Press into soil and lightly cover. Kept at 65° F. germination will average 40-60 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost, in groups of 3-4 seeds spaced 24-30 in. apart. Thin to the strongest plant.