Lion’s Ear, Leonotis leonorus

Melanie Ruckle Uncategorized

Have you grown Lion’s Ear yet? Anyone who has is now nodding a big yes or saying “Oh, YEAH!” because that is exactly what you say when this plant blooms. Who wouldn’t try a plant that blooms pumpkin orange in the fall in fireworks fashion? Lion’s Ear, Leonotis leonorus, is a tropical perennial from South Africa. Plants reach 3-5’ and flourish in full sun. Grow as an annual or overwinter in a protected space that stays just above freezing. Plant it by your doorway or in a container to complete your fall decorating, or plant in the garden border. Anywhere you place it, it is sure to gain attention. Pick up your Lion’s Ear this weekend for a gorgeous display this fall.