Posted: 27/06/2013 at 20:17
this is the herbaceous perennial gg, there is no underneath space.
Phlomis fruticosa, shrub. mine flops so much it nothing could get underneath including the mower when it comes over the lawn. worse than usual this year after last year's wet.
also have grandiflora, shrub, more upright but more inclined to snap off or havebits die off in winter. Never noticed problem on skin but I've such a collection of scratches, bruises, bites and stings that I probably wouldn't notice
Had a pink one ?alpina, but that died.