Plant name: Lion’s Tail
Botanical name: Leonotis leonurus
Suggested by: Marc Coll, Seeds of Change.
Virtues: Showy, orange blossoms adorn tall plants, giving color and texture to the late summer garden. Hummingbirds love this plant.
Flowers: Deep orange blooms followed by striking spiny seed heads.
Foliage: Grayish green leaves.
Habit: 5 to10 feet tall, in a bushy habit.
Season: Late summer.
Companions: Salvia guaranitica ‘Argentine Skies’ or S. ‘Purple Majesty’
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