|Upright, hairy, sticky perennial that bears unusual whorls of hooded flowers. Leaves are sage-like, elliptic to oblong, 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 bovei subsp. marrocana has purple-pink flowers, with purple spots inside, white-woolly outside, borne in summer. To 5 feet tall, 3 feet wide.