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Phlomis, Kashmir Sage, Cashmere Sage
Phlomis cashmeriana

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlomis (FLOW-miss) (Info)
Species: cashmeriana (kash-meer-ee-AN-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

Lula, Georgia

Lexington, Massachusetts

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 13, 2012, maustin30 from Austin, TX wrote:

I've just ordered Kashmir Sage for spring planting so I was checking out the comments about this plant. To the person who's sage flowers are yellow instead of lavender-pink, I believe you have Jerusalem Sage, Phlomis russeliana, which has yellow flowers, instead of Phlomis cashmeriana, Kashmir Sage. Hope this helps.

Negative

On Jun 18, 2011, jlynnc64 from Denver, CO wrote:

My cashmere sage just bloomed after growing for 3 years. It is yellow!! How could this happen??

Neutral

On Jan 22, 2006, lefsamamma from Bellvue, CO wrote:

Plant Select has the USDA zone as 4b-8 ("up to at least 7,000' "). What I'd like to know is what it looks like in the winter given that it's described ( plantselect.org), as "seedheads are highly ornamental in fall and winter." Anyone have a pictures or found a link for one?