Balearic Island Sage
(Phlomis italica)

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A pink flowering sub-shrub that grows to 1m in height and produces pink-lilac flowers during spring. Like its close relative the Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruticosa) this is easily cultivated in the Cottage Garden. A hard prune every few years will improve plant habit and form. It resents over-watering.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
Medium
Water use
Minimal
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
Zero
Size
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Root size
Less than 2.5m (safe)
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Frost
Regions
Central Highlands Garden, Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Full sun, Sun/shade
Flowering seasons
Spring
Gardens
Cottage