This, the true species, has rarely if ever been offered in Australia. A hybrid between P. italica and P. purpurea has been mistakenly sold as this for many years including by us. A new import from the Phlomis king Olivier Filippi, this evergreen shrub has very woolly, grey, arrow shaped leaves densely packed onto white woolly stems. Whorls of clear pink flowers are displayed above the foliage during spring. 90cm tall by 80cm wide.