Monday, June 29, 2009

Lion's Tail

A long blooming shrub, leonotis leonurus, or Lion's Tail as it is commonly called, is a plant that I have always admired in other people's gardens, but only got around to finding a spot for it in my garden last year. I have two of them in SJC, this one that blooms all summer and fall, and another that is in a corner and has yet to bloom. I suspect that that latter is not getting enough sun. It is a very drought tolerant plant that is a member of the mint family, but from my observations it is a more civilized family member that stays where put!

6 comments:

Darla said...

A civilized mint! It's very pretty too.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Hi Shiela! Thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog is beautiful. I could definitely learn a lot from you and from reading your blog. I'm a new gardener (I've only been doing this a few years) so I need all the advice I can get. Have a great day! -Jackie

Elephant's Eye said...

That is one of ours, from South Africa. But I keep planting, and losing them. Those candelabras of flowers are uniquely enchanting. And the birds like them.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

That is a pretty one, I've never heard of it before.

Jo said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, Sheila.

What a pretty flower. I've never come across this plant before. I love plants which flower over a long period, they really earn their keep.

Gail said...

I love the names of plants...Lion's Tale isn't that a name! gail