The attractive Turkish sage is growing in striking combination with Stipa gigantea around the fountain.
A Turkish endemic, Phlomis russeliana is a distinct herbaceous species with erect stems encircled by whorls of rich yellow, hooded flowers. These will persist to provide structural winter interest. The square flower stems reach 100cm in height and emerge from large, ovate, roughly hairy foliage. It is one of 65 species usually found in dry, stony habitats from the Mediterranean to China. In the garden this species thrives in poor soils in a sunny position.