Originating in northern Turkey, this is one of the best plants around for a low maintenance garden.
The large furry leaves are softly wrinkled, ovate, grey-green on the upper side, whitish and densely hairy beneath. They make excellent ground cover.
The rather strange flower stem is very architectural rising 70cm or more above the basal rosette. Flowers are hooded and a soft yellow arranged in whorls around the stem. Phlomis should be allowed room to spread so don't overcrowd them initially.
Easily lifted and divided when it has proliferated to your satisfaction.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Moist but well-drained