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Leonotis leonurus

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At a Glance

- Leonotis leonurus
- Semi-evergreen
- Green hairy foliage
- Bright orange flowers

Plant Information

Leonotis leonurus, commonly known as Lions Ear is an upright semi-evergreen deciduous shrub which is native to South Africa. It has lance shaped mid green leaves which are lightly hairy. From late summer to early winter whorls of tubular bright shocking orange flowers are produced.

Leonotis leonurus is excellent grown as a specimen in a planting arrangement or in a large patio container. Best grown in full sun and a free draining soil. This plant is not hardy and will need to be overwintered in a conservatory or greenhouse.


Genus: Leonotis
Variety: leonurus
Category: Shrub

Height & Spread: Height 2m
Flower Colour: orange
Foliage: Deciduous
Soil Type: Free draining soil
Aspect: Full Sun
Season of Interest: Summer into Autumn

Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions

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