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Leonotis leonurus

Leonotis leonurus (Wild Dagga, Lion's Tail, Lion's ear)

is a bushy frost hardy perennial evergreen shrub with orange flowers in early Autumn and late Summer. It grows well in direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are tubular shaped. It looks best in Autumn and Summer.


Leonotis leonurus grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6.5 (slightly acidic ranges from 6.1 to 6.5) to 7.5 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.


This is a erect shrub has a fast rate of growth and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 1.8m / 5.9ft and spread of 1.8m / 5.9ft.


The leaves are green in Spring and Summer and green in Autumn. They are llanceolate in shape.


A moderate pleasant scent is emitted from the leaf. Aromatic.


Attracting adult butterflies, attracting bees, flower border and bed, prairie planting, rock garden and wild life garden.


Propagation techniques include seed.


South Africa.

-1°C / 30.2F 6.5 to 7.5 1.8m / 5.9ft 1.8m / 5.9ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Leonotis
Specific epithet ? leonurus
Synonyms (other names) [Edit]
  • Phlomis leonurus
Common names
Wild Dagga (Ireland), Lion's Tail (Ireland), Lion's ear (Ireland)
IPNI details on Leonotis leonurus
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