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Leonotis leonurus

  • Common Name
    Lion's Tail
  • Category
    Perennial
  • Height
    4-6'
  • Width
    4-6'
  • Exposure
    Sun
  • Water
    Drought Tolerant
  • Season_of_Interest
    Summer/Fall
  • Deer Resist.?
    No
  • Ca. Native?
    No
  • Evergreen/Deciduous
    N / A
  • Superstar Plants
    No
  • Notes/Remarks

    Cut back in winter to renew - may not survive particularly cold, wet winters.

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    Leonotis leonurus

  • Plant Description

    Well-suited to dry gardens, this fast-growing, shrub explodes in late summer with showy whorls of tubular, 2-lipped, slightly fuzzy orange blossoms on rigid stalks. Flowers attract birds, butterflies, and bees. After flowering, cut stems back by about half to old growth. Robust in all conditions except where drainage is slow in winter when soggy soil can prove fatal.