Lion's Ear or Lion's Tail. Statuesque, bold, tawny orange and wildlife-friendly.

Genus of about 9 species of aromatic annuals, perennials and evergreen to semi-evergreen shrubs from upland grassland and rocky areas mainly in southern Africa.

In the mint family, square-stemmed and producing a stately plant up to 6ft from an early planting it carries its flowers in stages up the stem. In colder areas to maintain it as a perennial it can be pot grown and moved into shelter at the end of the season. A very good butterfly plant.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    To semi evergreen(deciduous in cold climates) shrubs or sub shrubs.
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Annuals, perennials
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Will grow outside in milder locations
    This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
  • Full sun

Buy Varieties of LEONOTIS

LEONOTIS leonurus

LEONOTIS leonurus

Lion's ear

deep green leaves and whorls of orange-red to scarlet flowers

£14.00 each 
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