Growing Lion’s Tail (Leonotis leonurus)
Create a focal point in the fall garden with the stately lion’s tail.
Grow it in a sunny location with well-drained soil. Once established, lion’s tail is drought tolerant. The clusters of fuzzy reddish-orange tubular flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Lion’s tail is hardy in zones 9 to 11, flowers spring through late fall and may remain green in frost-free areas. They can be overwintered indoors in areas where they are not hardy.
The plants reseed although this species of Leonotis has not been found invasive in North America. Always check for invasive issues before adding any plants to your garden.
A bit more information: Grow lion’s tail in a sunny window indoors for winter. Water thoroughly when the top few inches of soil begin to dry. Prune as needed and move outdoors after the danger of frost has passed.
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