|This shrub has a rounded, spreading growth habit, velvety, evergreen foliage and bears unusual whorls of hooded flowers. Leaves are sage-like, ovate to lance-shaped and gray-green, to 4 inches long. Flowers are held on upright shoots, to 4 inches long. Excellent for the flower border. Mixes well with rock roses and lavender. If plant become too leggy, selectively prune back, no more than half the plant.
Phlomis chrysophylla has thick spreading branches and gray-green leaves turning golden green in late summer. Golden yellow flowers are borne in early summer. 3 feet tall, 4 feet wide.