Lions Tail Leonotis leonurus Type: Perennial Exposure: Full Sun Water: Regular / Drought Tolerant In its native Africa this is a broadleaf evergreen and becomes a 6ft (1.8m) tall and wide shrub. Here in our temperate climate it behaves like a perennial that will ultimately reach 4ft (1.2m) high and wide. This is a unique even an odd looking plant with square-ish stems surrounded by whorls of downy orange flowers spaced along the top part of the stems in fall. These blooms are composed of…
Lion's Tail is a striking, orange, autumn blooming perennial that is suitable for gardens in Zones 7 and up. It is particularly gorgeous when planted in front of Mexican Bush Sage, Salvia leucantha. The flowers of the Lion's Tail dry very well and can keep their color for two years or more.
Lion's Tail [Leonotis leonurus] South African native. deer-resistant. dieback perennial (4' tall x 4' wide), composed of upright stems and narrow, fuzzy green leaves. In late October, the clumps burst into bloom with axillary flowers that resemble fuzzy orange golf balls. Leonotis must be kept very dry in winter when growing in climates with cold, wet winters.
New for 2012! Majestic plant from South Africa produces vibrant orange tubular flowers in whorls along tall stems Easy to grow, likes plenty of water in the garden Can be grown in a container as well Flowers are very attractive to HUMMINGBIRDS.