Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
On May 19, 2012, BoerneTxGarden from Fair Oaks Ranch, TX wrote:
This plant bloomed profusely from early spring and has quit blooming as of mid-May. If I cut off the spent blooms, will it bloom again? Stalks had 2 to 3 blooms rising from the first flower and then from the 2nd flower. Where would you cut the stalk to get it to bloom again?
On Feb 9, 2011, Sheila_FW from Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Love the stability of this plant, sure wish it was a native here. For me in NTX it is evergreen and will endure partial shade. I have propagated from stem cuttings by poking them in a moist area of the garden and forgetting them...not all make it but some do.
I don't like it where it is at now and since we had some really deep freezes this year the top does look like it will drop leaves. So I plan on cutting it back and moving it into more sunny area. Will advise how it faired later.
On Jul 3, 2008, Carolyn2733 from Spring Branch, TX wrote:
One of my most treasured landscaping choices here in Texas. They are evergreen here and bloom yellow flowers all spring, summer and fall. The deer never touch the blooms or foilage. Initially purchased the plants in a one gallon pot. After 2 years in the ground, they measure 4 feet in height and width - and are still growing. They have endured light frosts and freezes without loosing foilage or branches - this summer we had three weeks of heat over 101 degrees for consecutive days - this sage took it in stride while still blooming. It's not too often that you can find a plant that has beauty, hardiness and deer resistance in Texas - so this one is winner for me.
On Jan 4, 2005, mrporl from Dunedin New Zealand wrote:
Most people try to grow this plant in full sun. The submitted photo of a clump growing under a mature European Beech tree suggests that the most prevelant cultivation requirement is lack of water, especially through the summer months - something a beech canopy would certainly provide.
I get so many positive comments on this plant. As you can see from my photos, the darling is just huge!!!! I have it on the south side of the house and I do very little to maintain it. After just two years, this sage is waist high and three feet wide!
Everyone wants cuttings!
On Nov 6, 2002, jkom51 from Oakland, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
Just rec'd from High Country Gardens, this is native to Syria's mountain area. Same unusual whorls of yellow flowers like Phlomis Fruticosa, but leaves are not as pointed and are olive green in color, velvety in texture. Will keep posted on progress as we are coming into rainy winter season in Nor.Cal.
Was asked for an update: regret to report no success with this one. In the sunniest garden bed, the plant survived but never thrived. Leaves got bigger, covered a nice round area, but it never got higher than 8" and never flowered. Leaves are fuzzy and a bit sticky, so it looked very untidy sitting next to a cape plumbago which sheds constantly. Finally tossed it for a shrub lantana, a bearded iris and some ranunculus.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Erie, Colorado Spring Hill, Florida Boise City, Idaho Kemp Mill, Maryland Chilmark, Massachusetts Topsfield, Massachusetts Himrod, New York Sherwood, Oregon Austin, Texas Brady, Texas Copperas Cove, Texas Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Lockhart, Texas Spring Branch, Texas Bellevue, Washington Olympia, Washington Vancouver, Washington