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Leonotis menthifolia 'Savannah Sunset'


Leonotis 'Savannah Sunset' has intriguing rusty orange flowers held at regular intervals on square stems. Blooms earlier than other species. Worth protecting in colder climates.

'Savannah Sunset' has unique, bright orange, furry, tubular flowers arranged in whorls around the stem and medium green, triangular leaves with textured edges. Freely branching and upright. Blooms in early summer unlike Leonotis leonurus which doesn't bloom in our climate until at least September. Apparently hardy to zone 8 but a protected situation, good drainage and a little trial and error might be required.

Common Name: Lion's Ear

Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Orange

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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