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Lion's Tail or Wild Dagga (15 seeds) (HB167) $3.00

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Lion's Tail or Wild Dagga

         
 
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(Leonotis sp) A member of the mint family, it is native to Southern Africa, and is used as a folk medicine among the native peoples for treating numerous ailments, and has shown promise in studies. Tall evergreen tropical plant produces pretty orange flowers. Caution: this plant is reputed to be a mild narcotic.
 
Lion's Tail or Wild Dagga
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 24
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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Nickname:
Bill
Location:
Seattle, WA, United States
Date:
August 20, 2017
          4.0
 
Leonotis
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? good flower form

What are the cons? weak coloration, leggy

Review:

They germinated well and grew like weeds, but the mature plants have turned out to be very leggy and the flowers are a sort of silvery orange rather than the vibrant orange I was expecting. Beautiful in their own way though. A handsome plant but I think probably massed in the back of the border rather than as a feature. They don't start flowering until full summer here, late July in our case. This is normal, one would not expect them any earlier. Oh and - the flower spikes dry beautifully if you hang them upside down in a warm dry place. Kept their colour nicely.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
FL Gardener
Location:
Brooksville, FL, United States
Date:
May 27, 2017
          5.0
 
Needs the Heat
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Grows tall with sturdy stems

What are the cons? Germination rate not great

Review:

We started a packet of seeds in a greenhouse in November. 2/3 sprouted, but didn't appear to thrive. Meanwhile, the roots were developing. Seeds started in late March did much better. This plant develops lots of roots before it begins to grow taller. Don't wait too long to transplant out or it will become pot-bound. November seedlings are now in 3 gallon pots and are 3 feet tall with flowers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dozer
Location:
St. Louis, MO, United States
Date:
November 3, 2016
          5.0
 
Awesome
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, quite beautiful!

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

Awesome plant to grow! I'm interested to see how it fairs during the winter months here. I believe tho that the species I got from you guys was Leonotis nepetifolia know as klip dagga, Christmas candlestick, or lion's ear. Not wild dagga or Lions tail but related, L. nepetifolia leaves are cordate with serrated edges, except the top pair which are lanceolate with serrated edges. The leaves are all lanceolate with serrated edges on L. leonurus. Just happened to be looking into the plant when I found this out. None the less, its a great addition to the garden!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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29 out of 29 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JJ
Location:
Milton, FL, United States
Date:
January 10, 2016
          5.0
 
Carefull What You Wish For
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Requires Nothing

What are the cons? Painful

Review:

Amazing plant that refuses to quit. I germinated 20 and planted spring '15. Its now January '16, and we had to cut them down to prep beds for this spring, even though they were still flowering. I learned not to stand too close on windy days, as the calyx is very sharp and will leave itchy pricks in the skin. Also grows very tall. Our reached 7-8 feet and there were a few that fell over.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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20 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cat
Location:
Fairfield, PA, United States
Date:
January 8, 2016
          5.0
 
Unique hummingbird magnet
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Attracts hummingbirds.

What are the cons? Prickly whorls

Review:

This plant attracts hummingbirds like crazy. When it was blooming, they ignored my close-by feeders and went to its flowers. The flower also looks unique in the garden. Neighbors asked me what it was. I grew 2 varieties of it. I think the one pictured here is the smaller of the 2.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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