Lion’s Ear

Leonotis leonurus

This is also sometimes called lion’s tail.  Whorls of orange flowers with hairy petals that resemble a tail or ear.  Flowers are about 1 1/2″ long.  The plant features strong upright stems that are crowned in tiers of flowers.  The plant is quite tender but may survive the winter if in a protected place.  It grows best in full sun.

Type Tender perennial/woody shrub
Size 3-5′ tall, 3′ wide
Flower orange in summer/fall
Hardy Zones 8-11
Native South Africa

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