Seed ought to be begun inside in wintertime or sown in the yard prior to the last frost day for flowering in fall if grown as an annual. If grown as a tender perennial, seed can be planted in containers which are moved outside after last frost day. Plants may be overwintered in bright sunny locations with blooming continuing right into winter months if blooming happens on container plants in loss. If container plants do not flower in autumn, after that they must be overwintered inside your home in an awesome area with bright light and also returned outdoors after last frost day, with blooming generally happening in late springtime to summer season. Cuttings might be taken in derive from overwintered plants or from garden plants in summertime for overwintering. Plants are not specifically picky concerning dirt kind, and are easily grown in average, tool, well-drained dirts completely sunlight. Tolerates some light color. Likes regular moisture. Leonotis leonurus, typically called lion's ear, is native to South Africa. It is an exotic shrub that can proliferate to 3-6' high in a solitary period from seed planted in the yard in early spring. Tubular two-lipped orange blossoms (typical mint family) appear in tiered twists that enclose the square stems. Flower petals purportedly resemble lions' ears. Flowers grow in fall from plants placed out in very early spring. Oblanceolate to lance-shaped eco-friendly fallen leaves (to 2-4" long) are fragrant when bruised. Category name comes from the Greek words leon suggesting a lion as well as ous or otis suggesting an ear of the corolla that can look like a lion's ear. Certain epithet implies lion's tail. No major pest or illness problems. Look for whiteflies and spider mites, particularly on overwintering plants. Annual for borders. Container plant.
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