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Leonotis leonurus

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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Exotic looking sub shrub with lanceolate green leaves. Orange flowers are produced at the end of the stems in late summer. Height 1m and will take light frost.

Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres
£12.50

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Plant Finder: about Leonotis leonurus

Common names

Lion's ear

Description

Leonotis leonurus (Lion's ear). This is an upright, semi-evergreen shrub which produces orange flowers that appear in whorled profusion from summer, autumn and early winter. You should cut back hard in late winter or very early spring and water regularly in the growing season.

Cultivation

You can plant in full sun in rich well-drained soil, Try nor to over-water. The plants will need to be cut back heavily in early spring. Propagation is from sees in the spring or from softwood cuttings in early summer.

Interest and use

Hedging, border.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Leonotis leonurus | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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