|Though commonly called Sages, do not confuse these ornamentals with the true culinary sages, Salvia. Grow these for their appealing woolly leaves and whorls of flowers -- white, yellow, pink, purple, or lavender -- borne at intervals on tall 4-sided stems. Their sturdy charm suits informal and native gardens. Ground-hugging types with short flower stems, like Phlomis rotata, brighten a rocky terrace. Best in a sunny Mediterranean climate, they do not mind poor soil if it is well-drained. Give a little water in long hot spells. Trim faded flower stalks and straggly growth. Easy to grow from seed, cuttings, or division.
Valued for its gray-green foliage and yellow flowers, it blooms repeatedly through summer if given ample water. Grows vigorously and can spread widely.
Attributes - Phlomis fruticosa
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 3 ft. to 4 ft.
Width: 5 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates.