Excellent for use in a xeriscape. It blooms continuously. Shown here in December. Note the brown seedpods. (San Antonio, Tx.)
You can see why it is called "Lion's Tail". It has some water droplets on it. (San Antonio, Tx.)
The Lion's Tail seedpods add interest to the plant in the fall. Shown here in December with a furry "tail" in the upper right hand corner. (San Antonio, Tx.)
Plant growing as a volunteer on poor soil in Rio de Janeiro. Early spring.
I had this in a container for 2 months before planting it in the ground. I like to call it "Old Faithful" because it has not stopped blooming!
Closeup of Leonitus Leonure, also known as Lion's Tail, Lion's Mane and Wild Dagga.
Takes its sweet time putting on blooms as it grows up, and up, and up . . . !!!
. . . It grows up, and up, and up . . . !!!
. . . and up, and up, and up further still . . . !!!
Eventually this Lion's Tail reached 22 feet before our first freeze.
Denver Botanic Gardens, South African Plaza, 07/02/2009.
Lion's Tail just getting ready to flower.
Lion's Tail flowering. Flowers start at the top of the pod first and work their way down.