A very unusual species grown for its smoky suede brown flowers. These are born in whorls on upright stems like other Phlomis, but this is a hardy herbaceous perennial, dying down to a leafy rosette in winter, rather than a shrub. There are a few other herbaceous Phlomis, including the more familiar russeliana and cashmeriana but despite the less colourful flowers I like this one best. Tough and adaptable.
3L pots ~ £9