I do not know what variety of Phlomis this particular plant is. Id been searching for Phlomis Russeliana, perhaps we dont have that one in Australia. P. Russeliana is greener with a more upright growth habit than this specimen, but I still adore its flowers.
Perriennial even here in Sydney, I simply cut it back if it gets too leggy. Tough drought tolerant plant with plenty of interest.