New Addition…LL&D’s “Plant Pick of the Day”, Jerusalem Sage,(Phlomis fruticosa)
Ok, I figured I will still show you video of the overviews of gardens and demonstrations of the how and why’s, but I thought this year it might also be fun to show you individual plants with their most common names for you to see why they are my favorites. We are beginning with the Jerusalem Sage which is a really cool member of the Sage family and not very often seen in landscapes but for the life of me I don’t know why…Video is a bit shaky and for some reason I sound like I have a lisp I do not have, but you will get the picture…
The Jerusalem sage is a full Sun plant, grows to about 4′, evergreen, deer resistant and drought tolerant. You can also find a dwarf variety that only reaches to about 1′ tall and 2′ wide. The only thing I would say is a negative about this is that it seems to only give one real bloom each Spring and rarely a second bloom late Summer when the heat gets to high. As you can see though, the blooms that you do get are pretty spectacular.
I encourage you to find room for this little jewel in your full sun bed. You will pleasantly surprised by how really fantastic it works in the Central Texas landscape.
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