Phlomis


This unique, underused perennial bears tall stalks carrying whorls of showy lavender pink, snapdragon-like flowers. Its long, fuzzy, green leaves with silvery undersides are evergreen in some climates. A striking architectural plant that is easy to grow in any well-drained soil. Very tolerant of heat and drought.


This sun loving, Mediterranean style perennial bears tall stalks carrying whorls of showy butter yellow flowers that attract birds and pollinators. Its fuzzy, silvery green foliage forms a shrubby clump that dies back to the ground in winter except in warm climates where it is evergreen. Requires excellent drainage, especially in winter.