Lion's Tail

leonotis leonurus

Lion's Tail  - leonotis leonurus
Lion's Tail  - leonotis leonurus
Lion's Tail  - leonotis leonurus

Lion's Tail

leonotis leonurus

Lion's Tail is an incredibly beautiful evergreen shrub that grows upright to about 5' tall and produces incredible brilliant oragnge flowers in the Spring through Fall.  Blooms appear on the middle and end of leafy stems and are narrow and fuzzy resebling the tail of a lion, hence the name.  Leonotis is a great choice for any type of garden as it can thrive in many soils, tolerate a variety of watering conditions, and goes well with many styles.  Plant Lion's Tail in full sun for best growth.  Hardy to 25 deg. F.  Native to South Africa.


Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Of Direct Sunlight)

Water Needs: Low

Bloom Season: Spring And Fall

Mature Height: 5-6'

Mature Width: 4-5'

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Xeriscape, Southwestern Garden, Mediterranean & Tuscan Garden, English & Cottage Garden, Hummingbirds


Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

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