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Leonotis leonurus/Lion's Ear

Leonotis leonurus / Leonotis leonurus
Flower heads sorround the stem
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Flower heads sorround the stem

Orange-red flowers are most abundant in autumn

Growing into a large plant in just one season, it is easy to grow

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Scientific Name: Leonotis leonurus
Common Name: Lion's Ear
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Orange, Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
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Comments: This drought tolerant plant is treated as an annual almost everwhere it is grown. It can become quiet large and reach a height of 8 feet or more. The onange-red flowers in summer and fall attract butterfiles and hummingbirds. Greatest number of flowers are produced in autumn before frost. Surviving the winter in zone 5 has been reported, where it comes back from ground level. This is a rugged, large growing plant that is easily grown.