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botanical name:
Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone'
Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Jerusalem Sage
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 1.80m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
stem/bark: maroon
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Whorls of lipped, mauve-purple flowers borne on tall dark maroon stems in late spring to summer. Large pointed, toothed, olive-green leaves. Long flowering period.

cultivation:
Best in ordinary, well-drained soil in full sun. Drought and heat tolerant.

propagation:
By division in autumn or spring.

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