It's funny how sometimes you can see something old in a new light.
It was that way with this plant.
I have grown Phlomis fruticosa, commonly called Jerusalem Sage, in my garden for what seems like forever. It so interesting to look at and has the additional advantage of being very drought tolerant. When is blooms it is glorious, as you can see below. It pretty well covers itself with theses very attractive bright yellow whorls of flowers, followed by wonderful seed pods.
I think it is a great addition to any temperate garden.
Here I have it growing in the front garden with Lavender and a pink Austin rose...pretty!
But until a lovely lady in my gardening class brought in a charming bouquet containing Phlomis it had never occurred to me to use it as a cut flower.
I went online for more information about this common plant and found that not only is it an excellent cut flower but the seed heads dry well. And you know how much I like to find new kinds of things to dry for winter bouquets.
There is also a pink version which I simply must try.
Now in my garden Phlomis has a few additional values. And I have found that there is much to learn, even about the most ordinary plants.
Thank you Alice!
And, thank you for visiting.
I hope you are having a sunshine filled day.