Lions Tail

Lions Tail

Leonotis leonurus

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. It’s an erect evergreen shrub to 4 to 6  feet tall by nearly as wide with a branching woody base that produces many erect herbaceous stems bearing dark green 4 to 6 inch long narrow lanceolate leaves with softly serrated margins.

Uses: Lion’s Tail is a good sized drought resistant perennial. Blooms spring to fall

Full Sun

Zone 8-11

Height 4-6′