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Leonotis leonurus - Lion's Tail


USDA Zones 9 - 11

Lion's ear will usually survive zone 8B winters, if frost hits, cut back plant to live growth in the spring

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Full sun

Any, not fussy

Once established is drought tolerant and needs little or no water. Do not over-water

Evergreen shrub that gets up to 6 feet (1.8 m) tall with a spread of 2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 m)

Has whorled clusters of orange tubular flowers that bloom from summer until fall. Each flower is about 2 inches (5.1 cm) long and the rounded clusters about 4 inches (10.2 cm) across


Can be grown in a mixed shrub border or butterfly garden. It is a very striking plant when in flower. Lion's Tail is fairly salt tolerant and a good shrub for coastal gardens. Prune to encourage more flowering stems, itcan be pruned back heavily.


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