Leonotis leonurus – lions ear

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This big bold bright herbaceous shrub is easily recognised by its distinctive flower arrangement, like cherry tomatoes on a kebab skewer. The colour sings out of a mixed garden border; and slender-beaked birds love to feed on its nectar. Have a stroke of the flowers too - soft and velvety!

Leonotis leonurus - lion's tail, lion's ear, wild dagga

APPEARANCE : Evergreen herbaceous shrub from South Africa with clusters of vibrant orange tubular shaped flowers arranged in globes along the stem. These appear during summer through to autumn.
USE IN: Cottage style gardens, Mediterranean style gardens, background and feature shrub, informal hedging and borders. Flowers can be cut for arrangements.
LOCATION: Plant in a full sun position in the garden and allow plenty of room to grow. Frost tolerant once established but will require regular watering during dry periods.
CARE: Water regularly during the first 8-12 weeks until the plant is established, and especially during dry periods. Prune as required to maintain a tidy appearance. Fertilise using a slow release fertiliser twice yearly. Deadhead after flowering to encourage a second flush of buds and prevent self seeding.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1.5 - 2 m H x 1.5 - 2 m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide
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