Friday, February 20, 2009

Leonotus leonorus, Lion's ear

Leonotus leonorus "Lion's Ear' showing orange and white forms
 This small shrub looks particularly good at the moment and is reliable,free flowering and very hardy even tolerating light frost . If soil is sandy, it feels right at home and has been known to become weedy in coastal sandy conditions.When flowering finishes, the seed pods which resemble tiny paper wasp nests clasping the stems are also decorative and may be left on over winter for some added interest .Pruned off in spring and given a feed, the Lion's Ear is back in flower in no time and demands little water or attention during dry summers.
2017 update: I have plants available

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