Leonotis leonurus - Lion's Tail
Leonotus leonurus is one of the most consistently colorful plants in the dry garden. Once established the Lion's Tail requires little extra irrigation in the coastal area except in containers or extremely well drained soils. Lion's Tail will grow in full sun to dark shade. Leonotis leonurus plants will slowly spread by root suckers. It looks its best if the dead flowers are trimmed, but will still put on new growth and blooms without the extra grooming. There is a white variety of Leonotis that can add a little interest and spice. The plants are damaged by frost in the mid 20°s F and killed in the low 20°s F. Closeup of the Lion's Tail Flower
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