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Lion’s Tail (Leonotis leonurus) Plant Profile!

After a long break, we are happy to continue our individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Lion’s Tail (Leonotis leonurus).


From the entry:

“Finally here is your chance fulfilling your childhood desire to become a lion tamer star. Although, the only thing you’ll be taming are Lion’s Tail showy and unusual orange flowers. An outstanding pick for any full sun location, this relatively large perennial will amaze you with its exotic and unique orange blooms from spring to fall. Best of all? Lion’s Tail is an evergreen, has very modest water requirements and pretty much the only maintenance required is the optional trimming down after flowering to keep the plant compact. So pull out your circus hat, put on your showiest costume and go show them tails who runs your garden!”


What do you think about Lion’s Tail? Do you grow it yourself? What kind of experience and insights you have to share? We love featuring our readers’ plant pictures and Xeriscapes!

Posted by Reed

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