Lion's Ear, Lion's Tail
|The long, showy flowers on this exceptionally drought-tolerant, long-bloomer resemble a lion's ear. They appear as dense whorls in white, orange, orange-red or yellow on hairy stems. Display in beds or in front of shrubbery. Excellent for warm-winter climates, but may grow in a cool greenhouse for winter blooms. Thrives near the ocean. On perennial varieties, cut back old stems to encourage new growth. Attractive cut flowers.
Used in native medicine and smoked by Hottentots, this striking perennial or shrub border is evergreen in mild climates. In colder areas, cut back in fall. Velvety-textured flowers.
Attributes - Leonotis leonurus
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: Orange
Height: 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates.