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Lion's ear

Leonotis spp.

Kirstenbosch-024 by Harvey Barrison (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Lion's ear Overview

Leonotis is small genus of containing around 9 species of annual or perennial, and deciduous or evergreen shrubs in the mint family, Lamiaceae. They originate from Africa and Southern India where they inhabit tropical regions. They have aromatic leaves and tubular flowers in a series of whorls at the end of the branches. The species Leonotis leonurus is cultivated for its attractive orange flowers and drought-tolerance.

Common problems with Lion's ear

How to propagate Lion's ear

Seed

Propagate by seed in spring.

Cuttings

Greenwood cuttings in early summer.

Other uses of Lion's ear

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.

Orange Flowering Summer Plants

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