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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Leonotis leonurus-Orange lion’s-tail

Propagating orange lion’s-tail can be done either by cutting in late winter of by snipping off the plantlets at the base of the plant. Only a evergreen perennial in Zone 9-10, a native of South Africa. The plant will reach a height of 4' and it has medicinal as well as sedative properties and some will even smoke the leaves because it will exhibit the same effect of cannabis. It is used widely in South Africa for many medicinal needs that includes flu, headache and fever. Its blooms are fragrant as well as orange, the plant is drought tolerant, deer resistant, and its nectar attracts hummingbirds.

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