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shirleyd
Starkville, MS

January 18, 2011
2:55 PM

Post #8317660

Does any one know of a seed catalog where I might order Leonitus Leonurus seeds?

Thank you,
Shirley Dawkins
thedawkins@bellsouth.net
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8317818

http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/14/


this is an excellent company, fast service, seeds germinate
shirleyd
Starkville, MS

January 31, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8340478

Thank you---will investigate

Shirleyd
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 31, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8341105

Shirley, dmail me - put Lion's Tail seeds in the subject line, please.
shirleyd
Starkville, MS

February 4, 2011
5:28 AM

Post #8352679

I do not understand "dmail"

Shirleyd
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 4, 2011
5:30 AM

Post #8352682

Shirley, click on my name (kayjones) and where it says 'send kayjones a dmail', you can send me a message.
Tabacum
Mantua, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2011
5:06 PM

Post #8363325

ShirleyD...I grow Leonotis Nepetifolia every year in my
garden...the plants are beautiful and very medicinal...
they grow 8---10 ft tall in my black, organic muckland soil
...Send me a self stamped and addressed envelope
and I will send you some seeds to try out...Maryanne,
zone 5
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

February 11, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8367418

Wow Maryanne! I just got some seeds for those a couple of weeks ago! Can I ask, how soon do you start yours? Do you wintersow them, start them inside, or just wait til you can work outside? Thanks! And hope you don't mind me asking in your thread Shirley.
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 12, 2011
4:13 AM

Post #8367605

These seeds are 'toss-and-grow' - just throw them on the ground where you want them to grow and they will grow.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

February 12, 2011
5:13 AM

Post #8367663

Thanks for that info Kay! I love anything that grows so easy, means I can usually get them started and growing, lol!
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 12, 2011
5:32 AM

Post #8367698

Don't forget to mark the spot where you tossed them, so you don't pull them, thinking they are weeds. I like to poke sticks into the ground and wrap string around spots where I plant stuff. LABELS are a MUST!
shirleyd
Starkville, MS

February 13, 2011
5:48 AM

Post #8369442

Kay------I have received my seeds and cannot wait to plant them. It is still pretty cold here in Mississippi-----------but, Spring will come. Thank you so very, very much.

Maryanne----thank you for your kind offer-----but, as you see, I have received some seeds from Kay.

Shirleyd
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

February 13, 2011
1:37 PM

Post #8370116

KayJones wrote:These seeds are 'toss-and-grow' - just throw them on the ground where you want them to grow and they will grow.
IN FLORIDA...


"Toss and Grow" in Florida may not have the same results in other colder shorter season areas. I would try and start a few inside, just in case.

KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 13, 2011
3:18 PM

Post #8370287

Shirley, you are welcome - please post pictures when they bloom!!!
shirleyd
Starkville, MS

February 13, 2011
4:08 PM

Post #8370369

I will be glad to send pictures when they bloom----which is usually in Sept or Oct. Also, have you ever heard of a dwarf form? I heard someone ask that question a long time ago---but never heard the answer.

Shirleyd
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 13, 2011
5:02 PM

Post #8370452

Leonotis nepetifolia is supposed to be the 'dwarf' plant.
shirleyd
Starkville, MS

February 14, 2011
3:50 AM

Post #8370925

Thanks for info

Shirleyd
Danita
Cobb County, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 14, 2011
12:41 PM

Post #8371932

Leonotis leonurus, Leonotis nepetifolia and Leonotis menthifolia are the species available with similar orange flowers. There is a lot of confusion among gardeners and seed sellers between the species, especially Leonotis leonurus and Leonotis nepetifolia. It seems that many people who think they have Leonotis leonurus actually have Leonotis nepetifolia. I have traded for both Leonotis leonurus and Leonotis menthifolia and received the inferior Leonotis nepetifolia both times. The leaves are totally different and therefore are an easy way to properly identify them.

Leonotis leonurus is a tender perennial/shrub that can grow 4-8' tall, leaves are long and narrow.
Leaves: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/43136/

Leonotis menthifolia is a tender perennial/shrub that has smaller leaves and stays around 3' tall.
Leaves: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/254004/

Leonotis nepetifolia is an rapidly growing annual to 8' tall, more gangly with smaller flowers that are spaced farther apart on the stems, leaves are more triangular in shape.
Leaves: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/15994/

Hope that helps! :-)
Danita
shirleyd
Starkville, MS

February 14, 2011
1:36 PM

Post #8372049

Thanks Danita for all the wonderful information. Now, I want to get seeds of all the varieties. Any ideas?

Shirleyd

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